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Enhanced Riverine Drifter

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
95120
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-024-0468
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T024
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Enhanced Riverine Drifter
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0336
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Navy has need of assessing the river environment including bathymetry, flow velocity profile, and navigational obstructions. While improvements in measurement fidelity and reduction in cost have come about by the use of multiple drifters, measurement quality is lost due to convergent drifter trajectories, and cost/risk remains high due to personnel effort required for deployment. An autonomous river measurement system capable of self deployment and of detecting and evading collisions with floating debris is desired. Toyon proposes to assess the feasibility of its proposed Wapter autonomous system (water-helicopter): a combination of a ducted fan hovering UAV coupled with a unique multi functional trimaran hull well-suited to stream measurement.

Principal Investigator:

Eric Sandoz
Analyst
8059686787
esandoz@toyon.com

Business Contact:

Marcella Lindbery
Director of Finance
8059686787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID: 953526665
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Office of Research
3227 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Contact: Nancy R. Lewis
Contact Phone: 8058934036