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SLOCUM PROFILING VEHICLE FOR LONG-TERM GLOBAL OCEAN OBSERVATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
20873
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20873
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Webb Research Corp.
82 Technology Park Drive East Falmouth, MA 02536
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: SLOCUM PROFILING VEHICLE FOR LONG-TERM GLOBAL OCEAN OBSERVATION
Agency: DOC
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $183,500.00
 

Abstract:

STUDIES SUCH AS GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND LARGE SCALE OCEAN CIRCULATION REQUIRE LONG TERM, LOW-COST, WIDE COVERAGE MEASUREMENTS TO THE INTERIOR OF THE OCEAN. PHASE I DEVELOPMENT PROPOSES THE SLOCUM PROFILER, AN AUTONOMOUS, NEUTRALLY BUOYANT AUV WHICH DERIVES ITS PROPULSIVE ENERGY FOR VERTICAL ASCENTS/DESCENTS FROM THE OCEAN THERMAL GRADIENT, AS A CANDIDATE MEASURMENT SYSTEM. SPECIFICALLY, PHASE I DEVELOPMENT WOULD ENTAIL THE BUILDING OF ONE SLOCUM TEMPERATURE/DEPTH PROFILER FROM PARTS ALREADY ON HAND. THE UNIT WOULD BE TESTED IN A 20 FT. FRESHWATER TANK, THERMALLY STRATIFIED TO SIMULATE THE ACTUAL OCEAN THERMAL GRADIENT. PERFORMANCE DATA WOULD BE CAPTURED VIA ITS ARGOS SATELLITE UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS. A PHASE II SCIENCE MISSION DEPLOYMENT OF SIX SLOCUM PROFILERS WILL BE PLANNED WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON IDENTIFICATION OF MEASURED VARIABLES, DEPLOYMENT RESOURCES, DATA FORMATS AND PROCESSING MEANS.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas C Webb
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Webb Research Corp.
82 Technology Park Dr E Falmouth, MA 02536

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