A Tool for Recovery, Maintenance and Repair of U.S. Navy Cable Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$440,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N62583-08-C-0122
Award Id:
82836
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-129-0037
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 1206, Kailua, HI, 96734
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
066271768
Principal Investigator:
JoseAndres
President
(808) 259-8871
jose.andres@makai.com
Business Contact:
RebBellinger
Vice President
(808) 259-8871
reb.bellinger@makai.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The U.S. Navy has special requirements for recovery, maintenance and repair of seafloor cable systems. The Navy frequently makes repairs to cable systems damaged by seafloor hazards by dragging a grapnel hook near the vicinity of the break. The process of recovering the cable to make the repairs is time-consuming and without knowing the exact location of the seafloor cable, can lead to further damage to the cable by dragging it along the seafloor and fouling it with other submarine cables or seafloor hazards. Makai proposes to develop an advanced computer tool for the planning, simulation, and real-time control during recovery and re-laying of the Navy's cable systems. Running on standard PC's and in a GIS environment, the proposed tool will accurately model cable retrieval operations and create office generated sail plans that can be used during at-sea recovery operations. All information relative to the recovery operations will be maintained in a GIS database easily accessible during at-sea operations. The proposed software tool will allow the Navy to retrieve cables with lower values of seabed tension, allowing for faster recoveries and minimizing cable dragging on the seafloor, which ultimately will result more efficient and in safer recoveries.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government