9 Parachute Deployment System Develop the preliminary deployment package design.Solicit comments and input from JCOMMOPS, Coast Guard and U.S. Naval Oceanographic OfficeProduce 5 dummy air drop shapes in the same configuration and weight as an operational AXIB for air drop tests.Conduct air drop certification tests
10 Clearwater Oceanographic Instrumentation Innovation and low cost have been hallmarks since the company's founding in 1989.Worked with Scripps to develop prototype WOCE/SVP surface driftersClearSat 4.0TM provides great flexibility in adding new transducers and configuring transducer sampling and data conditioning.ClearSat 4.0™ has been certified by Service Argos
11 Sensors and Communications Package ClearSat 4.0ARGOS or Iridium GPS TransmitterBarometric PressureAir and Ice TemperatureLithium Battery Pack
12 AXIB Enhancements Long life batteries (Lithium Thionyl Chloride) Legs to erect to vertical on iceIce anchor
13 Testing and Certification Battery package and electronic system.Hot and cold temperature and temperature shock.Shock and vibration.Battery life and enduranceComplete AXIB tests.Deployment shock.Water born stability.Leg and mast deployment.Sensor performance.Data processing and communications.
14 Prototype Tooling and Fabrication Developed vacuum resin infusion tooling to yield a very strong hull with a high glass to resin ratio.This allows efficient production of prototype buoys and additional operational units.
15 Deployment Systems and Certification Projected air deployment certifications.USCG HC-130DOD C-130Dehaviland Twin OtterHelicopterSea deployment from shipsPotential for submarine deployment.
16 Field Deployment Tests Local test installation in ice.Sea surface deployment of 2 operational prototype AXIB’s in a Marginal Arctic Ice Zone and 1 air dropPlanned participation in Feb ’09 ice camp
17 Lake Champlain Test Installed in prepared hole in 1-ft ice Position tracked by ARGOSSubmerged during ice breakupAXIB recovered intact
18 USCGC Healy TestTwo AXIBs to be installed by ship in Chukchi Sea during August ’08 ice minimumOne AXIB in water at edge of ice shelf with 7-ft themistor chainOne AXIB in multi-year ice
19 Marketing and Commercialization Attending various conferences and symposiaApplied for international patentDeveloped marketing brochuresContact with research and industrial organizations
20 SBIR Phase III Commercialization Joint consortium effort of LBI, Lincoln Maritime and Clearwater.Potential commercial applications.International agencies and research institutionsMilitary and naval activitiesCommercial activities such as offshore petroleum platformsPolar tourism, excursions, and entertainmentEnvironmental groups, polar life conservation and fishing industries
21 Marketing Plan Market survey Target customers Generate Capital Government AgenciesOcean Research OrganizationsWeather ServicesOil & gas industriesGenerate CapitalRefine production costs
22 SummaryAXIB-PENGUIN consortium is highly capable of performing the proposed work.The system will be a versatile and robust platform for collecting polar meteorological data.We can develop other variants on this platform which is suited to many data gathering tasks in extreme northern and southern latitudes.
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