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AUTONOMOUS OCEANOGRAPHIC SAMPLING NETWORK

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
13264
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13264
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Electronic Design Consultants
Po Box 208 - 1110 E Franklin S Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: AUTONOMOUS OCEANOGRAPHIC SAMPLING NETWORK
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,462.00
 

Abstract:

FOR FOUR DIMENSIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC SAMPLING WITH INITIAL APPLICATION TO THE ARCTIC, AN AUTONOMOUS OCEANOGRAPHIC SAMPLING NETWORK (AOSN) IS PROPOSED. EACH NETWORK NODE IS A LOCAL VOLUME SAMPLING SYSTEM (LOVSS)CONSISTING OF A BASE BUOY AND A NUMBER OF AUTONOMOUS OCEANOGRAPHIC VEHICLES (AOV'S) AT FIXED LEVELS (ISOBARIC OR ISOPYCNAL). THE BASE BUOY SERVES AS A NAVIGATION BEACON, ENERGY SOURCE, TELEMETRY LINK AND SURFACE SENSOR PLATFORM. EACH AOV FUNCTIONS AS A SUBSURFACE SENSOR PLATFORM, SHORT TERM DATA LOGGER AND PROGRAMMABLE, NAVAGABLE VESSEL. DEVELOPMENT OF SYSTEM COMPONENTS CAPITALIZES ON RECENT INVESTMENTS BY DOD AND INDUSTRY IN BUOY AND VESSEL TECHNOLOGY. INITIAL EFFORTS WILL FOCUS ON PERFECTING VEHICLE DOCKING, RECHARGE AND DATA EXCHANGE. BASED ON RELIABLE PERFORMANCE OF THESE CRITICAL TASKS, A LOCAL AOSN WILL BE FABRICATED, TESTED AND DEPLOYED AS PART OF AN ARCTIC ICE MECHANICS EXPERIMENT (1993) TO RESOLVE THE EVOLUTION OF THREE DIMENSIONAL FIELDS OF ICE THICKNESS AND UPPER OCEAN VARIABLES AND FURTHER UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNDERLYING MECHANICS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Michael D Feezor
9199425514

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Electronic Design Consultants
Po Box 208 - 1110 E Franklin S Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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