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GPS-Tracked Buoy for Hydrographic Survey Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57310
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2001-221
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NEPTUNE SCIENCES, INC.
40201 Highway 190 East Slidell, LA 70461
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: GPS-Tracked Buoy for Hydrographic Survey Applications
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG1330-02-CN-0065
Award Amount: $298,652.00
 

Abstract:

A long standing problem in oceanography and hydrography is accurate real-time measurement of offshore water levels. The Phase 1 research involved investigating a wide range of recent techniques and technologies, and performing analyses and trade-off studies to evaluate, select, and integrate them into a GPS-tracked buoy system (buoy, shore reference station for differential GPS, and repeater stations to optionally increase radio ranges). A key Phase 1 result is a preliminary prototype system design. The system should provide cm level water level accuracies. The buoy can be deployed and recovered from small vessels. During Phase 2, the system will be designed in detail, built, laboratory and field tested, and evaluated. Research will include developing the system software including GPS analyses, buoy motion corrections, and water level analyses. An operational system will be designed for Phase 3 commercialization.

Principal Investigator:

Marshall D. Earle
Senior Oceanographer, VP
9856497252
mearle@neptunesci.com

Business Contact:

James E. Paquin
President
9856497252
jep@neptunesci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Neptune Sciences, Inc.
40201 Highway 190 East Slidell, LA 70461

EIN/Tax ID: 721181381
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No