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GhostSwimmer: Tactically Relevant, Biomimetically Inspired, Silent, Highly…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-030-0202a
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-T030
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
Boston Engineering Corporation
300 Bear Hill Rd Waltham, MA 02451-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: GhostSwimmer: Tactically Relevant, Biomimetically Inspired, Silent, Highly Efficient and Maneuverable Autonomous Fish Robot
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-13-C-0163
Award Amount: $1,499,808.00
 

Abstract:

Operations in shallow, complex, and high current areas are becoming more and more important for Naval missions. Areas such as harbors and other close quarters navigation and operation are an expanding area of mission requirements. Specifically, surface, underwater and buried mines pose one of the most serious threats to US Navy vessels operating in littoral and very shallow waters (VSW), denying access by the Navy to critical seaways and ports such as those in the Middle East and the Pacific. The Navy needs enhanced capability beyond the performance of currently available anti-mine systems to detect, localize and neutralize such mines. Boston Engineering proposes to meet the Navy"s requirements for shallow water, complex environment missions with an advanced autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). This AUV, GhostSwimmer, underwent limited sea testing in summer 2012 and is ready for the next step. Our proposed program is aimed at advancing the technology, as well equipping it with the appropriate sensor/payload package, with a particular focus on littoral and VSW operational conditions.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Rufo
Director, Advanced System
(781) 314-0723
mrufo@boston-engineering.com

Business Contact:

Mark Smithers
Vice President
(781) 314-0714
msmithers@boston-engineering.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Boston Engineering Corporation
300 Bear Hill Rd Waltham, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 043271679
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No