Ocean Power Technologies got $250,000 contract with U.S. Department of DefenseStaff Writer | September 15, 2016
Ocean Power Technologies has been awarded a contract, valued at nearly $250,000, by the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Naval Research (ONR).
Defense industry A new mass-spring oscillating PowerBuoy
Phase one of the contract scope includes the system design and laboratory testing of a proprietary, self-contained, inertia-based, mass-spring oscillator and power take-off (PTO), and for the selection of a station keeping propulsion solution to be integrated into the PowerBuoy.
The contract allows for two subsequent phases, valued together at nearly $750,000, which are dependent upon the successful completion of phase one and additional ONR funding.
This future scope would include the detailed design of the entire power conversion system, power generation system, and the PowerBuoy hull, as well as testing of the mass-spring oscillating PTO, and the build and integration of a full PowerBuoy system that is ready for ocean deployment. ■