Modular Ocean Environment Profiler System
Navy SBIR FY2018.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2018.1
Topic No.: N181-012
Topic Title: Modular Ocean Environment Profiler System
Proposal No.: N181-012-0148
Firm: Intellisense Systems, Inc.
20600 Gramercy Place
Torrance, California 90501
Contact: Haider Rasool
Phone: (310) 320-1827
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Abstract: To address the Navyƒ?Ts need for a persistent ocean environment monitoring system for obtaining profile data from a variety of advanced sensors, Intellisense Systems, Inc. (ISS) proposes to develop a new Modular Ocean Environment Profiler (MOEP) system. It will utilize a novel compact buoyancy control module combined with a completely submersible solar energy harvesting and storage system for long lifetime ocean monitoring. The system incorporates ISSƒ?Ts field-proven dynamic power management technology for unattended sensor operation and data transmission via Iridium satellite. Sensor systems will be directly interchangeable within the main body of the device to maintain a constant operational envelope as required for existing air launch A-sized buoy deployment. In Phase I, ISS will demonstrate the feasibility of the MOEP technology through design, assembly, and demonstration of the compact buoyancy control mechanism, submersible solar energy harvesting, and storage for use by the dynamic power system used by the sensor modules. In Phase II, ISS plans to design, fabricate, and test a fully integrated prototype system and demonstrate open-water capability with at least two different measurement types.
Benefits: Ocean profiling systems can be found in many military, government, industrial, and commercial applications, including oceanographic research for fundamental scientific studies and in the global shipping and fishing industries. The compact and modular design, combined with extended persistent operation, allows for a flexible ocean monitoring platform for a diverse range of technological applications.