Micro-Camera for oceanographic properties and shallow water hydrography

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-08-C-0065
Agency Tracking Number: N061-091-0337
Amount: $1,125,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: N06-091
Solitcitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
ARETE ASSOC.
P.O. Box 6024, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413
Duns: 082191198
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Dugan
 Corporate Fellow
 (703) 413-0290
 jdugan@arete.com
Business Contact
 Philip Selwyn
Title: Vice President
Phone: (703) 413-0290
Email: pselwyn@arete.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Littoral METOC products are required for planning efficient and safe expeditionary warfare operations in the littorals. Present Navy programs are addressing long- and medium-term solutions for acquiring these products, but these solutions require modest-size or larger theater or national systems to collect the data that are a necessary input to the algorithms that are used to generate the requisite environmental products. There is a need for data collection systems that can be deployed on small Tactical UAVs. To this end, Areté proposes to design two integrated hardware and software systems and demonstrate the feasibility of conducting METOC missions using: 1. a small, lightweight, low power sensor system employing an electronic gimbal concept for use on very small UAV Class I platforms and 2. a miniature gimbaled imaging system for use on small UAV Class II platforms. The missions will be directed at retrieving water depths (other Very Shallow Water (VSW) and Surf Zone (SZ) parameters can follow subsequently) by using time series imaging of shoaling waves.

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