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Energy Scavenging Unmanned Surface Vehicle for Long Range Surveillance

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75428
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N054-021-0358
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CUSTOM MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING, INC.
3690 70th Avenue North Pinellas Park, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Energy Scavenging Unmanned Surface Vehicle for Long Range Surveillance
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-05-M-0255
Award Amount: $69,973.00
 

Abstract:

This project will develop and demonstrate energy scavenging technology to be applied in the open ocean for a low cost, Autonomous Sea Surface Vehicle (ASSV) that obtains power for propulsion, communications, navigation and sensors from the environment. By scavenging energy from the wind, solar power, wave energy or other means, and providing a storage medium such as ultra-cap storage capacitors and/or rechargeable batteries, it will be possible to incorporate this design into an ASSV with greatly extended range and endurance. Software models of these energy scavenging systems will be developed and integrated. Simulations will be run on the Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDSO) to determine the viability of the systems. This proposal specifically does not address development of an ASSV and the associated navigation and communications issues; leaving that task to be detailed in the Phase I option and implemented in Phase II. The CME Team includes Florida State University (FSU) Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS).

Principal Investigator:

Richard Sidley
System Engineer III
7275479799
rsidley@custom-mfg-eng.com

Business Contact:

Nancy Crews
President
7275479799
ncrews@custom-mfg-eng.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Custom Manufacturing & Engineering, Inc.
2904 44th Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33714

EIN/Tax ID: 593406888
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
FLORIDA STATE UNIV.
2000 Levy Avenue, Bldg A
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Contact: Dave Cartes
Contact Phone: (850) 645-1184
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university