Vessel Launched Unmanned Aerial System for Marien Debris Detection and Tracking

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: WC133R-08-CN-0136
Agency Tracking Number: 08-76
Amount: $94,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.4.3
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2008-1
Small Business Information
4338 N. Gunflint Trail, Wassilla, AK, 99654
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Veenstra
 (907) 357-1500
Business Contact
 Timothy Veenstra
Title: President
Phone: (907) 357-1500
Research Institution
Airborne Technologies, Inc. Phase I effort will be to design and demonstrate the feasibility of developing a low-cost, marinized Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that can be operated easily from small or large vessels and is capable of reliable and repeatable operations in an ocean environment. The UAS will be utilized for the detecting and tracking of marine debris, sea-life or other objects in the open ocean. Using anomaly detection software, the UAS will be able to locate items in the water and either autonomously or thru remote operator input, mark the location of the anomaly by deploying a small tracking buoy with a satellite modem. The Phase I study will prepare us for a future Phase II program of building and testing the Unmanned Aerial System for operations from a small vessel in an ocean environment.

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