Navy BAA - No-Touch Geophysical Strength Properties for Navy Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) And Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Systems

October 22, 2011 - via FedBizOps

A--No-Touch Geophysical Strength Properties for Navy Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) And Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Systems
Solicitation Number: N6258312R0707
Agency: Department of the Navy
Office: Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Location: Specialty Center Acquisitions NAVFAC

Solicitation Number: N6258312R0707
Notice Type: Presolicitation

Synopsis:
Added: Oct 22, 2011 10:47 am
BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT - This announcement seeks out technologies and methodologies used to autonomously collect geotechnical data and use it to deduce geotechnical properties of the seafloor. This data must be collected without direct physical interface to the seafloor in the specific mission area of interest. It is assumed that the sensor utilized will not require a physical interface with the seafloor.

Note that this announcement seeks a demonstration and proof of concept that would best satisfy the performance requirements. Said demonstration would not require development of a self-contained prototype capable of being utilized in the field; only demonstration of a working instrument that collects and processes the data to provide the required geotechnical information.

Geophysical properties to be collected include: surface sediment classification, layering of sediments up to five meters below the surface, porosity, consistency, and a reasonable estimate of drained and un-drained soil shear strength.

This technology or methodology would ultimately be operated aboard a NAVY shipboard environment. The term "shipboard environment"is meant to encompass operations from Navy, Military Sealift Command (MSC), and commercial platforms. The term "autonomously collect"is used to signify that the system should be stand-alone, with the potential to be deployed as a module aboard an AUV or ROV system.

External link: https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=16d6b03255c0d1b2610b0b9a4d6fd085&tab=core&_cview=0

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