Riptide Low Cost Persistent Environmental Measurement Autonomous Undersea Vehicle (PEM-AUV)

Riptide Low Cost Persistent Environmental Measurement Autonomous Undersea Vehicle (PEM-AUV)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0448
Agency Tracking Number: N181-012-1271
Amount: $124,685.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2018
Solicitation Year: 2018
Solicitation Topic Code: N181-012
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Small Business Information
36 Farmside Drive, Pembroke, MA, 02359
DUNS: 079700184
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dani Goldberg
 (857) 654-8693
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Smith
Phone: (617) 820-4586
Research Institution
Through the innovative design of the Riptide micro-UUV, Riptide has demonstrated that smaller, much more capable AUVs can be used to cost-effectively match or surpass these long-standing platform capabilities and perform these legacy AUV missions at a fraction of the cost with greater persistence. Riptide proposes this new Persistent Environmental Measurement AUV (PEM-AUV) would fully satisfy PMA-290s stated objectives, but would also provide a flexible, mobile capability for future developing missions. Mobility of the platform would also allow PMA-290 to position and reposition the PEM-AUV as desired, eliminating or reducing the impact of currents in the region of interest.

The primary objective of the Phase I effort will be to develop the optimized vehicle solution capable of meeting or exceeding PMA-290s stated goals for persistent environmental measurement. A design trade will be conducted across a range of parameters with PMA-290s input on threshold and objective criteria. Riptide anticipates providing a mobile capability able to conduct multiple profiles per day for one month or more.

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