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Low-Power Arctic environmental sensors for UUVs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-C-0102
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-025-0209
Amount: $498,374.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T025
Solicitation Number: 2011.
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-05-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-11-14
Small Business Information
19 Commerce Park Raod
Pocasset, MA -
United States
DUNS: 181585980
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Alan Fougere
 (508) 329-2046
Business Contact
 Alan Fougere
Title: President
Phone: (508) 329-2046
Research Institution
 University of Rhode Island
 Christopher Roman
School of Oceanography 215 South Ferry Road
Kingstown, RI 02882-
United States

 (401) 874-6222
 Nonprofit College or University

UUV"s have become increasingly important tools in the collection of environmental data. Their unique ability to operate independent of surface vessel conditions allows artic measures when traditional means is not possible. It is now well agreed that artic regions are critical to man"s understanding of the environment. Historically sensor packages for UUV"s have been based on"adaptions"of ship deployed equipment. This is particularly true in the case of Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth, (CTD) and Oxygen, (O2) sensors. This has resulted in commercial sensor packages that are"cobbled"together, with a result that they are not well fit for purpose. During Phase I the D-2 the team demonstrated a new suite of specifically designed AUV/UUV CTD & O2 sensors. These new sensors are ideally suited for deployment on a variety of AUV/UUV platforms. Additionally the technology is ideally suited for the rigors associated with high latitude AUV/UUV operations. The Phase II program will result in a UUV/AUV CTD & O2 environmental monitoring package that will enhance the Navy"s capability to perform rapid environmental assessments using its expanding fleet of AUV/UUV vehicles. The program includes the development of enhanced calibration equipment and methodologies to ensure the highest quality oceanographic data, while reducing the Cost of Ownership to the Navy.

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