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Company Information:

Company Name: BENTHOS, INC.
City: North Falmouth
State: MA
Zip+4: 02556
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (508) 563-1000

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,012,600.00 16
SBIR Phase II $2,952,285.00 5
STTR Phase I $206,256.00 3
STTR Phase II $573,401.00 1

Award List:

DEVELOPMENT OF AN UNDER-ICE REMOTELY OPERATED/AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Ben G Allen
Award Amount: $34,950.00
Abstract:
Benthos, a world leader in the development of rovs, with themit sea grant research laboratory, a group focused on autonomous vehicle control systems, have conceived a compactvehicle system capable of supporting research in areas inaccessible to manned submersibles, such as under ice. theself-powered… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A SUBMARINE INSPECTION REMOTELY OPERATED VEHICLE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ben Allen
Award Amount: $49,834.00
Abstract:
Benthos, a leader in the development of Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) systems, has conceptualized a miniature ROV system capable of providing a method of inspecting and maintaining submarine systems and components located in free flood areas while the submarine remains waterborne. Important… More

DEVELOPMENT OF AN UNMANNED GROUND VEHICLE LOCOMOTION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Samuel H. Patterson
Award Amount: $47,643.00
Abstract:
Benthos, a world leader in the development of remotely operated vehicle (rov) systems, has conceived a vehicle locomotion system that can significantly improve small unmanned vehicle mobility, performance and stability by eliminating the disadvantages of wheeled and treaded systems. essential to the… More

NON-RADIATION BASED CONTAINER FILL HEIGHT MEASURING DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Mr Frank Raspante
Award Amount: $49,788.00
Abstract:
Currently, the fill height of food containers is measured on-line using devices incorporating gamma radiation. these devices can potentially expose food processing workers to a hazardous work place and the disposal of out-of-service devices represents a long term hazard to both the environment and… More

Low Storage Volume Vertical Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tom Degroot
Award Amount: $79,455.00
Abstract:
In response to the Navy's requirement for a low storage volume vertical array, Benthos has identified several approaches which can provide a high degree of vertical directivity and an omnidirectional pattern in the horizontal plane. In shallow water, such an array would be able to detect submerged… More

High Power Density Piezoelectric Actuator for Helicopter Gearbox Noise Cancellation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Sewell
Award Amount: $49,922.00
Abstract:
A requirement exists to cancel structure-borne noise from helicopter gear boxes by attacking the source of the noise with a high power density single axis actuator. A major requirement is to provide a high force capability in the high power desity package and have it be applicable to a bandwidth of… More

AN IMPROVED VISION SYSTEM FOR TELEOPERATED PLATFORMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr William D Mcelroy
Award Amount: $73,528.00
Abstract:
THIS PROJECT WILL EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF INTEGRATING THE VISOR PORTION OF A COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE PERSONAL VIDEO SYSTEM WITH A SIX-AXIS HEAD-TRACKING SYSTEM RECENTLY DEVELOPED FOR PERSONAL COMPUTER USE, TO PROVIDE A COST-EFFECTIVE VISOR VISION SYSTEM FOR TELEOPERATED VEHICLES. TELEOPERATION OF… More

MINE NEUTRALAIZATION MINITORPEDO SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Samuel H. Patterson
Award Amount: $79,829.00

INFRARED VISOR VISION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William Hersey
Award Amount: $69,148.00
Abstract:
Benthos, Inc. proposes to evaluate the feasibility of integrating the visor portion of a recently developed, commercially available personal video system to provide an infrared Visor Vision System for use in emergency damage control operation aboard ship. This system, with a modified CCD video… More

MINE NEUTRALAIZATION MINITORPEDO SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Samuel H. Patterson
Award Amount: $557,421.00
Abstract:
Benthos has proprietary technology that can provide small, high performance thrusters for use on undersea systems. Benthos, Inc. proposes a development effort to replace the thruster technology, developed in the 1970s, currently in use on U.S. Navy undersea vehicles, with state-of-the-art thrusters… More

Transport of Underwater Sensor Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: BOSTON UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Dale Green, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,976.00
RI Contact: Truong Nguyen
Abstract:
Undersea sensors require means of transporting data to an end-user. Acoustic modem networks are being developed for this purpose, but they are limited by battery power, network priorities, and requirements for clandestine operations. We propose a systemsapproach to reducing the impact on the… More

Directional Acoustic Transponder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dale Green, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,953.00
Abstract:
"The U.S. Navy requires the development of an AUV-based, AUV localization system which will inform multiple vehicles of their range and bearing from a central controller. There are existing systems which do this now, but they are limited in range, use veryunsophisticated signaling techniques which… More

Transport of Underwater Sensor Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UCSD
Principal Investigator: Dale Green, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $573,401.00
RI Contact: Truong Nguyen
Abstract:
A sensor has data to send to a human observer. In the present case the sensor is a camera, and the data consists of an image. When commanded to do so, the image is heavily compressed, passed to the modem, and sent by robust, low data rate acommsgateway, then to the observer. The sensor system… More

Directional Acoustic Transponder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dale Green, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $509,451.00
Abstract:
The focus of this program is on the development and integration of twocomplementary technologies designed to provide a single point referenceenabling undersea unmanned vehicles (UUVs) autonomously to obtain theirrange, bearing, and perhaps, geoposition. Each of the technologies isbased on an… More

Directional Acoustic Transponder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dale Green, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The focus of this program is on the development and integration of twocomplementary technologies designed to provide a single point referenceenabling undersea unmanned vehicles (UUVs) autonomously to obtain theirrange, bearing, and perhaps, geoposition. Each of the technologies isbased on an… More

Four-dimensional (4-D) Oceanographic Instrumentation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dale Green, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,947.00
Abstract:
The dissemination of data collected from undersea systems historically has been accomplished via cable and/or by RF telemetry. In many cases the available (limited) signal processing capability has required the transmission of raw or only slightlyprocessed data to the end user. Due to recent major… More

Anti-Terrorism - Detection, Indications, and Warnings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dale Green, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,853.00
Abstract:
Covertly deployed and serviced underwater sensors linked by acoustic communications and long duration AUVs. The U.S. Navy requires advanced concepts for organic protection of Fleet assets during asymmetrical warfare situations. In this proposal we addressthe clandestine placement of… More

Anti-Terrorism - Detection, Indications, and Warnings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dale Green, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $538,422.00
Abstract:
Underwater objects of interest are often marked by placing an acoustic marker or pinger either on or very near to the object. This device is left on site until revisited at some later time by another system able to localize it. Current marker/pinger technology typically transmits energy in a… More

Communication Links for Spatially Distributed ASW Sensor Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dale Green, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,750.00
Abstract:
The Navy intends to develop distributed fields of underwater sensors devoted primarily to ASW, but possibly having extensions to a variety of disparate applications, such as environmental sampling. These fields may include stationary nodes, mobile nodes, or combinations of the two. The two features… More

Four-dimensional (4-D) Oceanographic Instrumentation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dale Green, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $571,426.00
Abstract:
The dissemination of data collected from undersea systems historically has been accomplished via cable and/or by RF telemetry. In many cases the available (limited) signal processing capability has required the transmission of raw or only slightly processed data to the end user. Because of limited… More

Underwater Acoustic Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA
Principal Investigator: Dale Green, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $66,280.00
RI Contact: Lauren Oshana
Abstract:
This proposal is concerned with the development of very long range acoustic communications (acomms) with submerged submarines with towed arrays . To achieve long ranges, we must move down from our conventional signaling above 10 kHz, to a frequency regime which imposes little attenuation on the… More

Distributed Collaborative Planning and Control for Undersea Surveillance using Swarms of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dale Green, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
The Navy is just beginning the development of concepts of operations (CONOPS) for using large numbers of undersea vehicles and sensors in autonomous, collaborative networks designed to conduct ASW, mine hunting, harbor and Fleet defense, and environmental sensing. There are many constraints on… More

Underwater Acoustic Positioning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dale Green, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT The US Naval Special Warfare (NSW) and Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) organizations require the development of a new underwater positioning/navigation system. Most existing systems utilize acoustic transponders in a long baseline (LBL) or similar configuration to provide navigation… More

A Profiling Bioluminescence Sensor for use in the Coastal Ocean

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INST.
Principal Investigator: Paul D. Fucile, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Paul D. Fucile
Abstract:
Collecting and understanding marine bioluminescence (BL) distribution data is an important Navy requirement for strategic operations. Bioluminescence profile, spatial distribution, and temporal data can be used to understand the vulnerability of covert operations or to determine the detection… More

Communication Links for Spatially Distributed ASW Sensor Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dale Green, Prinicpal Investigator
Award Amount: $775,565.00
Abstract:
Abstract The Navy intends to develop distributed fields of underwater sensors devoted primarily to ASW. These fields may include stationary nodes and/or mobile nodes, but will have the need to move data among the nodes in the field and to reconfigure the system to respond to an evolving threat… More