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ALAMO: The MRV Systems Air Launched Autonomous Micro-Observer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0447
Agency Tracking Number: N181-012-0142
Amount: $124,020.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N181-012
Solicitation Number: 18.1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-05-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-10-22
Small Business Information
6370 Lusk Blvd. Suite F100
San Diego, CA 92121
United States
DUNS: 965103448
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Neil M. Bogue Neil M. Bogue
 (800) 645-7114
Business Contact
 Ann Elise Ryder
Phone: (800) 645-7114
Research Institution

MRV Systems proposes to offer its existing commercially-available air-launched oceanographic profiler, the ALAMO (Air Launched Autonomous Micro-Observer), adapted to carry specific sensors of interest to the U. S. Navy. The ALAMO is an air-launched A-sized profiler that carries a high-quality conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) sensor. The ALAMO is rated to almost 4,000 ft (1200m), currently costs about $20,000 (with CTD), and can perform almost 800 profiles to 1,000 ft (300m), for a cost per profile of about $25. In Phase I, we will assess the current ALAMO design for ease of adding new sensors, research ways to increase reliability and lower the cost per profile, and address issues that may arise during the air certification process. In the Phase I option period, we will improve the pre-launch checkout and launch protocols, and create the drawing and document package that will enable a smooth transition to prototype manufacturing in a possible Phase II.

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