Micro-Camera for oceanographic properties and shallow water hydrography

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$599,999.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00039-08-C-0065
Award Id:
77294
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-091-0337
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 6024, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
082191198
Principal Investigator:
John Dugan
Corporate Fellow
(703) 413-0290
jdugan@arete.com
Business Contact:
Philip Selwyn
Vice President
(703) 413-0290
pselwyn@arete.com
Research Institute:
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, Arete 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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