Bluefin Receives Subcontract for Phase II of DARPA’s Deep Sea Operations Program
The company will assist in developing systems of configurable technology to address anti-submarine warfare surveillance needs over large areas.
By Robotics Trends' News Sources - Filed Feb 28, 2012

Diagram illustrating DARPA's Deep Sea Operations Program, which will provide the ability to achieve long-range detection and classification of vessels, the means to communicate underwater over long distances, and the ability to manage energy to endure in the extreme operating conditions of the deep ocean. (Credit: DARPA)

 

Bluefin Robotics, a leader in the design and manufacturing of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), has been awarded a Phase II subcontract from Applied Physical Sciences Corp. (APS) for the Deep Sea Operations (DSOP) Technology and System Development Program sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Bluefin Robotics will assist in developing systems of configurable technology to address Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) surveillance needs over large, operationally relevant areas. The system(s) will operate with sensors or sources near the ocean bottom; exploit the advantages of distributed nodes; configure to a range of operations, environments and time scales; and adapt to the mobility of surface assets or evolving threats. Additionally, the program will provide the ability to achieve long-range detection and classification, the means to communicate underwater over long distances, and the ability to manage energy to endure in the extreme operating conditions of the deep ocean.

The APS DSOP Team consists of Applied Physical Sciences Corp., Bluefin RoboticsMassachusetts Institute of Technology, H. Schmidt Consulting, Scientific Systems Company, Inc., and General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. The prime contract awarded to APS was competitively procured through the DARPA Announcement, number 11-24, published via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with 16 offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

SOURCE: Bluefin Robotics

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