Expendable Oceanographic Sensing System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-05-M-0244
Agency Tracking Number: N054-027-0230
Amount: $69,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-T027
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 6024, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Guy Farruggia
 Senior Engineer
 (703) 413-0290
Business Contact
 Philip Selwyn
Title: Vice President
Phone: (703) 413-0290
Email: Selwyn@arete-dc.com
Research Institution
 William Moyer
 P.O. Box 30, N. Atherton Street
State College, PA, 16804
 (814) 865-1811
 Nonprofit college or university
Areté Associates and the Applied Research Laboratory of the Pennsylvania State University (ARL) are collaborating to develop a sensor/communications capability to aid the Navy gain much needed oceanographic data in denied areas. The plan is to design and demonstrate an expendable, in-situ sensor package that will measure several ocean parameters autonomously and covertly, record the data, and later transmit the data via an integral communications module. The communications module will rise to the surface to transmit its data via satellite to a base station. The sensor package will be a moored package, and it will be lightweight enough to be carried in by a diver, dropped from and aircraft, or deployed from a ship or an autonomous vehicle. In Phase I, ARL will develop the communications link and will test it with an Areté-developed sensor to show a proof of concept.

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