Low Cost Persistent Environmental Measurement System
Boston Engineering’s free-floating Proteus profiler conducts daily programmable profiles down to 1,000 ft. and is the device to collect data – including turbidity measurements – to enhance anti-submarine warfare operations. Launched by hand (vessels of opportunity) or via launch tube (aircraft), Proteus provides optical irradiance (flux density) measurements for aerial ASW assets to increase precision through improved system calibration. Proteus provides a lower cost-per-data set and a lower overall deployment cost than competing solutions. Development benefited from Boston Engineering’s sonde/profiler patent library – including a low-cost variable buoyancy system – and sharing components with its MASED profiler. Proteus expands Boston Engineering’s portfolio of game-changing robotics, unmanned systems, and special equipment for challenging environments. Boston Engineering is interested in teammates and prime contractors for licensing, integration, and procurement of systems.
Boston Engineering’s SVP Sonde is an expendable, free floating sensor that executes multiple profiles inside the Mine Threat Area. Collecting sound velocity profile (SVP) data is critical to attaining accuracy from mine countermeasure sonar systems. Unlike other approaches, the SVP Sonde can deploy remotely at the point of need and provide over-the-horizon communications back to users. This increases operational efficiency and reduces the risk of collecting unusable data. Using Boston Engineering’s patented variable buoyancy system, the SVP Sonde executes multiple profiles at a low overall and low cost-per-profile to address ocean measurement requirements. SVP expands Boston Engineering’s portfolio of game-changing robotics, unmanned systems, and special equipment for challenging environments. Boston Engineering is interested in teammates and prime contractors for licensing, integration, and procurement of systems.
Biofouling can increase fuel usage and the acoustic signatures of submarines and ships. Boston Engineering is developing a semi-autonomous system to kill biofouling life effectively, reduce skilled manpower requirements, and address environmental concerns. The Maritime UltraViolet Antifouling (MUVA) system uses an ultraviolet light (UV-C) module to eliminate fouling without physically touching – or damaging – coated underwater surfaces. Boston Engineering’s modular design supports manual, semi-automated, and automated operation. Additionally, the MUVA also enables remote management. For more than 20 years, Boston Engineering has been developing game-changing products for its customers, and also leverages that expertise to commercialize its own capabilities for maritime environments. The company will apply its experience to address antifouling requirements across the U.S. Navy, DoD, Coast Guard, and commercial maritime organizations.
GhostSwimmer: Tactically Relevant, Biomimetically Inspired, Silent, Highly Efficient and Maneuverable Autonomous Fish Robot
Boston Engineering is capable of delivering game-changing autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and other novel, high value maritime domain access and data collection technologies. These sub-technologies include: submersible actuators, payloads, modular controller/power/payload/navigation systems, payload delivery systems, and controls software algorithms. We are a well-established engineering services organization that has delivered leading-edge products and solutions to customers for over 20 years. Our competitive advantage includes a patent, Trade Secrets, SBIR Data Rights, and a significant “head start” in hydrodynamics. These technologies have performed demonstrations over the last 4 years and feature in particular our highly maneuverable and stealthy AUVs and their broad-reaching applicability. We’re looking to execute an ONR TTA, direct implementation into larger operational scenarios, and set up for future procurement.