Enhanced Riverine Drifter

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0336
Award Id:
95120
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-024-0468
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T024
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp. (Currently TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION)
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Eric Sandoz
Analyst
(805) 968-6787
esandoz@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Finance
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Nancy R Lewis
Office of Research
3227 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara, CA, 93106
(805) 893-4036
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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