Energy Scavenging Unmanned Surface Vehicle for Long Range Surveillance

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,973.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-05-M-0255
Award Id:
75428
Agency Tracking Number:
N054-021-0358
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2904 44th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, 33714
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
960092674
Principal Investigator:
Richard Sidley
System Engineer III
(727) 547-9799
rsidley@custom-mfg-eng.com
Business Contact:
Nancy Crews
President
(727) 547-9799
ncrews@custom-mfg-eng.com
Research Institute:
FLORIDA STATE UNIV.
Dave Cartes
2000 Levy Avenue, Bldg A
Tallahassee, FL, 32310
(850) 645-1184
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This project will develop and demonstrate energy scavenging technology to be applied in the open ocean for a low cost, Autonomous Sea Surface Vehicle (ASSV) that obtains power for propulsion, communications, navigation and sensors from the environment. By scavenging energy from the wind, solar power, wave energy or other means, and providing a storage medium such as ultra-cap storage capacitors and/or rechargeable batteries, it will be possible to incorporate this design into an ASSV with greatly extended range and endurance. Software models of these energy scavenging systems will be developed and integrated. Simulations will be run on the Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDSO) to determine the viability of the systems. This proposal specifically does not address development of an ASSV and the associated navigation and communications issues; leaving that task to be detailed in the Phase I option and implemented in Phase II. The CME Team includes Florida State University (FSU) Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS).

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