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Enhanced Riverine Drifter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0336
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-024-0468
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T024
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-06-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-04-30
Small Business Information
6800 Cortona Drive
Goleta, CA 93117
United States
DUNS: 054672662
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Eric Sandoz
 (805) 968-6787
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Title: Director of Finance
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Research Institution
 Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
 Nancy R Lewis
Office of Research 3227 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
United States

 (805) 893-4036
 Nonprofit College or University

The Navy has need of assessing the river environment including bathymetry, flow velocity profile, and navigational obstructions. While improvements in measurement fidelity and reduction in cost have come about by the use of multiple drifters, measurement quality is lost due to convergent drifter trajectories, and cost/risk remains high due to personnel effort required for deployment. An autonomous river measurement system capable of self deployment and of detecting and evading collisions with floating debris is desired. Toyon proposes to assess the feasibility of its proposed Wapter autonomous system (water-helicopter): a combination of a ducted fan hovering UAV coupled with a unique multi functional trimaran hull well-suited to stream measurement.

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