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Design of an Autonomous, Green Powered, Mobile Coastal Monitor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contract: WC-133R-17-CN-0091
Agency Tracking Number: 17-1-108
Amount: $119,671.89
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.2.1
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2017-1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-06-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-12-15
Small Business Information
433 S. Lee Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States
DUNS: 784511250
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 William  Latham
 (571) 243-0870
Business Contact
 William  Latham
Phone: (571) 243-0870
Research Institution

The mobile coastal monitor project is designed to research the state-of-the-art green power
supplies and apply them as the propulsion and sensor power source for a highly efficient
surface platform. The platform will be equipped with a modular sensor bay that is capable of
housing a wide variety of atmospheric, air/sea interface, and sub-surface sensors suitable for a
wide range of sensing operations from benthic and flora/fauna surveying, to pollutant mapping,
to calibration and validation of space borne optical sensors. The platform will incorporate the
latest unmanned vessel controls that conform to current Collision Regulations (COLREGS) and
obstacle (surface and sub-surface) avoidance technology. This will be a clean sheet design as
current autonomous surface vehicles either do not run on green power, or smaller battery, sail,
or wave powered vehicles do not have the appropriate COLREGS / collision avoidance

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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