Mikros Receives MicroBuoy Award

Oct. 7, 2010
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 ...

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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Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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