Underwater Sensor System Autonomous Burial and Operation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-12-C-0082
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-017-0129
Amount: $890,516.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T017
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 1206, Kailua, HI, -
DUNS: 066271768
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jose Andres
 Senior Ocean Engineer
 (808) 259-8871
 Jose.Andres@makai.com
Business Contact
 Michael Nedbal
Title: Ops Coordinator
Phone: (808) 259-8871
Email: Michael.Nedbal@makai.com
Research Institution
 University of Hawaii
 Brian Bingham
 2800 Woodlawn Dr.
Ste. 280
Honolulu, HI, 96822-
 (808) 469-7010
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
In coordination with the SPAWAR Systems Center (SSC), San Diego, Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc. is proposing to develop an Autonomous Burial Vehicle (ABV) to install U.S. surveillance arrays. The proposed work focuses on: (a) designing an ABV that can bury a long surveillance array following a pre-determined route on the seabed (b) manufacturing a full-scale ABV prototype able to perform the mission, c) testing and evaluating the ABV performance with an array provided by the Navy, and d) delivering the prototype vehicle to the Navy for further testing at selected CONUS locations. This effort will culminate in an at-sea demonstration of the full mission sequence (from deployment to retirement) scheduled for August 2014.

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