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BioSwimmer Biomimetic In Liquid Inspection System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89673
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0911165
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Boston Engineering Corporation
300 Bear Hill Rd Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: BioSwimmer Biomimetic In Liquid Inspection System
Agency: DHS
Contract: NBCHC090049
Award Amount: $99,985.00
 

Abstract:

BioSwimmer is a system level solution including a biomimetic autonomous swimming vehicle that provides efficiency, maneuverability and payload integration capability that is unavailable in other platforms. Phase I includes development of advanced sensing to perform in-liquid inspections with accuracy and reliability. Additionally, the Phase I work provides design and prototyping in support of a Phase II demonstration. The BioSwimmer system is an end-to-end solution that includes sensing, post processing, control, and leverages current similar prototypes as well as the robotics, in-oil inspection, and sensing experience of team members. Commercial applications include the oil-shipping industry and Boston Engineering is aligned with the Coast Guard and several consultants to enable commercialization and feasibility of logistics of the application.

Principal Investigator:

Michael A. Rufo
7813140723
mrufo@bostonengineering.com

Business Contact:

Mark W. Smithers
7813140714
msmithers@boston-engineering.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Boston Engineering Corporation
411 Waverley Oaks Suite 114 Waltham, MA 02452

EIN/Tax ID: 043271679
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No