OCIUS - MARINE UNMANNED DRONE VESSELS
The SSS Bluebottle drone, interfaces and output diagram
BLUEBOTTLE MARINE DRONE
BlueBottle USV drones operate on energy harvested at sea. They require no fuel and no crew, hence no supplies. They are self-deploying and self-retrieving and can roam widely or be kept on station virtually indefinitely. The company claims that their drones can provide a stable ‘roll dampened’ platform for low-cost cameras, radar and sensors above the water, below surface monitoring and surveillance, as well as power for communications linking subsea monitors and vessels, surface vessels, aerial vehicles and satellites.
This series of vessels is based on unique patented technology, the design of which allows these USVs to maintain full functionality to Beaufort Seastate 5 and survivability with some mission degradation up to Beaufort Seastate 7.
Ocius plans to build, Own and Operate (BOO) fleets of Bluebottle USV drones to be able to sell data to oceanographic research organisations, hydrography organisations and oil and gas operators. Ocius also plans to sell BlueBottle USV drones tailored for specific missions to defence companies, navies and security organisations around the world.
Bluebottles achieves its, up to 6 knot speed by integrating: 1. Hull design 2. Solar power for sensors and communications via pivoting and opening ‘solarsails’ 3. Windpower for propulsion via pivoting and opening ‘solarsails’ 4. Wave power for propulsion.
Alan Steber holding his award for the Bluebottle marine drone
SPECIFICATIONS COMPARED TO KNOWN COMPETITOR
Robert Dane and Alan Steber, the innovators standing beside a large Bluebottle marine drone
A new flat plate system is being promoted as an improvement to their patented SolarSail system.
These are a list of the advantages that OCIUS cite:
OCIUS was selected by the Carbon War Room and University College
London to be one of four companies to present at the
Danish Maritime Days 2014 on Tuesday 8th October.
OCIUS is actively looking for a global partner to trial one sail on one designated ship for one year.
SOLAR SAILOR HOLDINGS
Solar Sailor Holdings Limited
was an Australian company that supplies marine transportation technology. Solar Sailor was founded by Robert Dane in 1999,
and the current chairman is Bob Hawke. The company develops and specializes in two forms of technology: hybrid marine power
(HMP), and solar sails.
The boat that started it all, the Solar Sailor. Robert Dane started out with a much smaller and considerably simpler design, which eventually morphed into a commercial formula.
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work with Stebercraft Pty and Wollongong University. The partnership has moved into offices at the University of Wollongong and
so have access to wave tank and
wind tunnel testing facilities, 3D printing and software,
with plenty of lab space.
Steber International is a family owned business operating on the Mid North Coast of NSW Australia. Operations were originally based in Brookvale, Sydney. The company relocated to their present position in 1974.
Stebercraft Pty has 50 years experience of selling marine craft to Navy, Fisheries and
Police. Solar Sailor has 13 years of IP development with proven technology.
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
In 2014, Ocius working in conjunction with the University of Wollongong’s new Department of Oceanographic Engineering will deploy a fully autonomous BlueBottle USV drone off the Great Barrier Reef the aim being to supply specific oceanographic data to research organisations.
The University of Wollongong (informally known as Wollongong University or Wollongong), abbreviated as UOW, is a public research university located in the coastal city of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, approximately 80 kilometres south of Sydney. As of 2014, the University has over 37,000 students enrolled, included over 11,600 international students from 134 countries, an alumni base of over 112,000, and over 2,000 academic related staff. The University has been ranked 9th in Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Australian University Rankings in 2012, among the top 1% for research quality in the world, and among the top 2% of
universities in the world. The University ranked 276th in the 2013 QS World University Rankings, 276-300th in the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 301-400th (352nd) in the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
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Bluebottle at the PACIFIC 2013 International Maritime and Naval Exposition. This was a showcase for a comprehensive range of technologies, services and products held from the 7th to 9th October 2013 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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