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SEA-LOG A Sustainably Energized, Adaptive, Littoral Ocean Grid

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75226
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-076-0925
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 400, Reston Plaza Reston, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: SEA-LOG A Sustainably Energized, Adaptive, Littoral Ocean Grid
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00039-05-C-0044
Award Amount: $68,930.00
 

Abstract:

We propose a distributed underwater sensor grid for covert and persistent monitoring and environmental characterization of ocean physical properties, ambient noise, and the seabed in littoral regions. Each node consists of a single-point, catenary moored sub-surface float that harvests wave energy, providing power for sensors, data processing, communication, and horizontal and vertical mobility, enabling the float to avoid hazards and accidental detection. This concept embodies several revolutionary advances: a silent inductive generator to convert sub-surface wave energy to electric power; vertical mobility using a simpler buoyancy engine than existing gliders and drifters; horizontal mobility using synthetic jet or ionic polymer actuators; and using noise from passing ships to characterize seafloor properties.

Principal Investigator:

Donald Delbalzo
Senior Scientist
9856497252
delbalzo@neptunesci.com

Business Contact:

Marshall D. Earle
Vice President
9856497252
md.earle@neptunesci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 400, Reston Plaz Reston, VA 20191

EIN/Tax ID: 520959900
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No