Energy Scavenging Unmanned Surface Vehicle for Long Range Surveillance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-05-M-0255
Agency Tracking Number: N054-021-0358
Amount: $99,961.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-T021
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2904 44th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, 33714
DUNS: 960092674
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Sidley
 System Engineer III
 (727) 547-9799
Business Contact
 Nancy Crews
Title: President
Phone: (727) 547-9799
Research Institution
 Dave Cartes
 2000 Levy Avenue, Bldg A
Tallahassee, FL, 32310
 (850) 645-1184
 Nonprofit college or university
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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