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Station Keeping Drifting Data Buoy for Ocean and Meteorological Data Retrieval…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88192
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07-54
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LBI, Inc.
973 NORTH ROAD GROTON, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Station Keeping Drifting Data Buoy for Ocean and Meteorological Data Retrieval in Severe Marine Environments
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R-07-CN-0169
Award Amount: $95,000.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed system is for a lightweight air-deployable expendable system capable of performing functions similar to existing ocean meteorological drifters, with the additional capability of maintaining station and/or repositioning itself on command. The system will keep station better by the sea anchor effect of the inactive tow motor, and has the ability to automatically regain station by towing when outside of the designated watch circle. The repositioning function is facilitated by commanding the AXSEB via satellite to tow to a designated geographic position. When towing the drag is reduced by towing the surface float underwater in line with the thermistor chain, in a sprint-and-drift fashion, thereby minimizing the propulsive energy necessary for the 72-hour towing period. This will decrease size and weight enabling a practicable configuration for air-deployability. This approach will also reduce the cost of the buoy.

Principal Investigator:

Peter J. Legnos
President
8604468058
plegnos@lbicorp.com

Business Contact:

Peter J. Legnos
President
8604468058
plegnos@lbicorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LBI, Inc.
973 North Road Groton, CT 06340

EIN/Tax ID: 060902640
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No