BioSwimmer Biomimetic In Liquid Inspection System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC090049
Agency Tracking Number: 0911165
Amount: $99,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
411 Waverley Oaks, Suite 114, Waltham, MA, 02452
DUNS: 005313494
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Rufo
 (781) 314-0723
Business Contact
 Mark Smithers
Phone: (781) 314-0714
Research Institution

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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