BioLogical Undersea Energy (BLUE)

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Status
Posted
Published Date
February 14th, 2024
Close Date
April 30th, 2024
Opportunity No.
HR001124S0010

Agency

DARPA - Biological Technologies Office (DOD-DARPA-BTO)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Procurement Contract

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The BioLogical Undersea Energy (BLUE) program, funded by DARPA - Biological Technologies Office, is seeking to develop power supplies that capture and convert microscopic forms of marine biomass and other substances into electrical power. These power supplies are intended for onboard use by ocean-deployed sensor systems currently powered by batteries. The goal is to create power supplies that can self-refuel and operate fully submerged, delivering battery-level power without the need for servicing for extended periods of time. The BLUE power supplies will enable high capability and long endurance ocean-deployed sensor systems. For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit the SAM.gov Contract Opportunities website. The deadline for submission is April 30, 2024.

Description

The BioLogical Undersea Energy (BLUE) program seeks to develop power supplies that capture and convert microscopic forms of marine biomass (e.g., dissolved organic matter (DOM), phytoplankton, zooplankton) and other substances (e.g., microplastics, nutrients) into electrical power. These power supplies are intended for onboard use by ocean-deployed sensor systems presently powered by batteries. They are to self-refuel and operate fully submerged and deliver battery-level power without being serviced far longer than is possible by comparably sized battery packs. BLUE power supplies will enable high capability and long endurance ocean-deployed sensor systems.

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