LBI projects for ONR include the development of an Unmanned Surface Vessel LVC (Low Visibility Craft) for mine field mapping and ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) missions and the transport, launch and recovery of UUV’s. Legnos, as the Principal Investigator for the ONR Research contract developed two Innovative Naval Prototypes (INPs). These vessels were two Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicles) (LDUUV’s) that Legnos and his team developed and successfully tested.
LBI developed an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Low Visibility Craft (LVC) for deploying unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV’s).
SBIR (Small business Innovative Research) projects include the development of the AXIB for NOAA, an air deployable “Seasonal Ice Buoy” designed to survive the crushing forces of the ice through multiple freeze and thaw cycles in the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans.
LBI developed many of the components of the Navy’s Marine Mammal Program, the dolphin delivered Mark 87-88 mine neutralization system. LBI developed the prototypes and manufactured the Mark 87-88 system for the Navy.
In September 2013, LBI was awarded a 5 year contract to design and fabricate deep draft camel separators for the United States Navy.
LBI was contracted to produce an installed display of the NR-1 Submarine for the Naval Submarine Force Museum.
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography contracted with Legnos' expertise in the field to develop the Stingray and X-ray Underwater Gliders Prototypes.