Mikros Receives MicroBuoy Award

Mikros Systems Corp. has been awarded a $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 2 contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command for development of a "Wave Energy MicroBuoy" to be used as an at-sea platform for a communications relay or network gateway. Ocean Power Technologies Inc. (OPT), a current Mikros Partner, will be a major subcontractor. Mikros and OPT will collaborate in the design and development of a miniaturized, self-powered ocean buoy that can be deployed at sea for extended periods to support various on-board payload packages, such as network communications nodes. The main objective of the SBIR Phase II Program is the development and testing of a prototype MicroBuoy and demonstration of a persistent power level specifi ed for the Navy system.

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