BioSwimmer Biomimetic In Liquid Inspection System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$99,985.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NBCHC090049
Agency Tracking Number:
0911165
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Boston Engineering Corporation
411 Waverley Oaks, Suite 114, Waltham, MA, 02452
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
005313494
Principal Investigator
 Michael Rufo
 (781) 314-0723
 mrufo@bostonengineering.com
Business Contact
 Mark Smithers
Phone: (781) 314-0714
Email: msmithers@boston-engineering.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

BioSwimmer is a system level solution including a biomimetic autonomous swimming vehicle that provides efficiency, maneuverability and payload integration capability that is unavailable in other platforms. Phase I includes development of advanced sensing to perform in-liquid inspections with accuracy and reliability. Additionally, the Phase I work provides design and prototyping in support of a Phase II demonstration. The BioSwimmer system is an end-to-end solution that includes sensing, post processing, control, and leverages current similar prototypes as well as the robotics, in-oil inspection, and sensing experience of team members. Commercial applications include the oil-shipping industry and Boston Engineering is aligned with the Coast Guard and several consultants to enable commercialization and feasibility of logistics of the application.

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