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Bluefin Overview Hull Offshore Wind Workshop 12 May 2011 Josh Elvander Program Manager.

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1 Bluefin Overview Hull Offshore Wind Workshop 12 May 2011 Josh Elvander Program Manager

2 BUSINESS SENSITIVE 2 About Bluefin Operations Support Research & Development Training Production Testing Full-service Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) provider located in Quincy, MA Spun-out from MIT AUV Lab in 1997 Acquired by Battelle in person firm leveraging strengths of 20 years of experience in ocean engineering and robotics Relocated from Cambridge to Quincy November 2010

3 BUSINESS SENSITIVE 3 Why AUVs? Towed System Bathymetry from 3D seismic data AUV System AUV Mounted multibeam echo sounder data Data, graphs and imagery courtesy Fugro Seafloor Surveys, Inc AUVs provide detailed acoustic and optic imagery and data of the seafloor with high geographical precision.

4 BUSINESS SENSITIVE 4 BF-Series Survey Vehicles for Deployment Bluefin-9Bluefin-12Bluefin-21 Max Depth Rating (m) Max Payload Power (W) Max Payload Volume (cu in) ,000 Range per Mission (km)

5 BUSINESS SENSITIVE 5 A Variety of Imagery Is Available Side Scan Sonar (EdgeTech Dual Freq) Sub-Bottom Profiler (EdgeTech) All Imagery Courtesy of Fugro Seafloor Surveys, Inc. Seattle, WA Multibeam Echo Sounder (RESON SeaBat 7125)

6 BUSINESS SENSITIVE 6 Hardings Ledge Survey Demonstration 1 Nmi 2 Survey Area - 3 BF9s, 1 Day

7 BUSINESS SENSITIVE 7 Bluefin 9: Side Scan Sonar Imagery Side Scan Sonar (Marine Sonic Dual Freq 900/1800 kHz) Shipwreck off the coast of Boston, MA Lobster Pots off the coast of Boston, MA

8 BUSINESS SENSITIVE 8 PAYLOAD 1 Edgetech 2200-MP Dual Frequency Side Scan Sonar Range (each side) 500m low frequency, 150m high frequency 80 GB data storage Deep Bluefin-12 Payloads PAYLOAD 2 Digital Camera, LED based Lighting At a speed of 4 knots the camera takes pictures at a rate of one picture every 0.8 seconds. 1TB data storage

9 BUSINESS SENSITIVE South Street, Quincy Fore River Shipyard 12.0 miles from downtown Boston Direct access to water and test areas Rehabilitation of existing building Expansion space available 53,000 Sq Ft overall 30,000 Sq Ft Manufacturing Space 12 Assembly Bays

10 BUSINESS SENSITIVE 10 Deep Down, You Want Bluefin. BLUEFIN ROBOTICS CORPORATION 553 South St Quincy, MA United States Main: (+1) Fax: (+1)

11 Backups

12 BUSINESS SENSITIVE 12 Bluefin 12: Synthetic Aperture Sonar Imagery Atlas Elektronik Synthetic Aperture Sonar Integrated and demonstrated on a Bluefin-12 AUV

13 BUSINESS SENSITIVE 13 AUV Applications COMMERCIAL Deep Water Survey Pipeline & Engineering Survey Ocean Floor Mapping Environmental Monitoring SECURITY Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Port and Harbor Security Rapid Environmental Assessment Ship Hull Inspection ACADEMIC Oceanography Fishery Assessment Archaeology Research & Development Platform Photo: C.Maes © IRD

14 BUSINESS SENSITIVE 14 Recent Activity Bluefin-9 Demo Vehicle, in std. configuration Conducted 3 demonstrations in shallow water Video shoot Available for rent with a Marine Operations Eng. Rapid mobilization Low Logistics

15 BUSINESS SENSITIVE m rated 1.5 kWhr packs x 5 >21 hr, <2 hr 1000 m depth 6 surveys back to back 130 km tracklines average Deep Blueifn-12

16 BUSINESS SENSITIVE 16 Bluefin AUVs Free-flooded & Modular | Rapid Turnaround | Multi-Payload Spray Glider Bluefin-12S, Bluefin-12D Hovering AUV Hi-Res Imagery | Precise Control | Real-time Comms BF Series Deep-rated | Pumped Sensors | Extended Deployments Bluefin-21 Bluefin-9 Diameter 9in Length 69in Weight 133lb D.Rating 200m Endurance 12hr Diameter 12.75in Length in Weight lb D.Rating 200m, 1500m Endurance up to 26hr Diameter 21in Length 195in Weight 1650lb D.Rating 200m, 4500m Endurance up to 25hr Diameter 8in Length 84in Weight 115lb D.Rating 1500m Endurance up to 6 months Diameter 42 x 39.5 x 16 in Weight 174lb D.Rating 30m, 60m Endurance up to 3.5hr

17 BUSINESS SENSITIVE 17 Commercial – Market SegmentAPPLICATIONS Deep Water Survey Pipeline & Engineering Survey Ocean Floor Mapping Environmental Monitoring USER TYPE Currently made up of early adopters transitioning to more general acceptance. They have a keen focus on reliability and ROI. GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES Offshore Oil & Gas Installations Inspection Repair and Maintenance (IRM) Search and Salvage Ocean Monitoring for Offshore CommunityCHALLENGES Broad Market Acceptance Support Infrastructure Photos Courtesy Fugro Seafloor Surveys, Inc.

18 BUSINESS SENSITIVE 18 Why AUVs? Data, graphs and imagery courtesy Fugro Seafloor Surveys, Inc mile x 3 mile 2000 meter water 22-3 Mile Lines Deep Tow using LBL 20% Weather 24 Hour Transit


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