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Siting for Marine Hydrokinetic Devices by Means of a Self-Propulsion Glider

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12-068
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.1.2SG
Solicitation Number:
1
Small Business Information
Dehlsen Associates, LLC
101 E. Victoria Street Suite F Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2038
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Siting for Marine Hydrokinetic Devices by Means of a Self-Propulsion Glider
Agency: DOC
Contract: WC-133R-12-CN-0068
Award Amount: $95,000.00
 

Abstract:

Dehlsen Associates, LLC (DA) founders have a long history with renewable energy, establishing both Clipper Windpower and Zond Systems (now GE Wind). DA’s Aquantis C-Plane is designed to provide 4MW per platform in ocean currents with a target cost of energy of 0.08 $/kWh by means of off-the-shelf, highly reliable components. Though previous ADCP sampling was performed in partnership with Florida Atlantic University from 2000-2002, these results offer low resolution 15-min averages, insufficient for the design. Finer spatial and temporal resolution data is required in order to outline turbulence characteristics, wave orbital distribution with depth, and also quantify concerns of potentially harmful events such as internal waves, hurricane surge, and eddies for stability and blade design. A stationary, real-time data acquisition system will be installed in May at the Navy SFOMF offshore Dania Beach to collect this necessary resource data. The proposed mobile glider would be used for commercial siting by: characterizing regions with high flow rates, providing environmental data in these regions, and would be correlated with fish finders and parametric sub-bottom profilers would be used to characterize the resource and site environmental conditions.

Principal Investigator:

Alexander Fleming
(805) 845-9100
afleming@ecomerittech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Dehlsen Associates, LLC
101 E. Victoria Street Suite F Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2038

EIN/Tax ID: 770501989
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No