Capt. Eric Patten (USN ret.)

Unmanned Maritime Systems
 80% of the worlds population live within 100mi of the coast
 90% of the worlds goods travel by ship
 The US coastline is 95,471 miles
 Our EEZ is 7,053,184 sq miles – the world largest.
 We only have explored about 5% of the worlds Oceans
“The ocean is the lifeblood of Earth, covering more than 70 percent of the
planet's surface, driving weather, regulating temperature, and ultimately
supporting all living organisms. Throughout history, the ocean has been a
vital source of sustenance, transport, commerce, growth, and inspiration.
Yet for all of our reliance on the ocean, 95 percent of this realm remains
unexplored, unseen by human eyes.”*
* From NOAA website -
Why Don’t We Know More
 Cost – It’s financially prohibitive to conduct
persistent Ocean Observation
 For example: A manned scientific vessel costs approximately
$10,000 to $100,000 a day to operate.
 Time/Size – The vast expanse of our Oceans
requires significant persistence to adequately
understand them.
 Environment – The Oceans can be some of the
harshest and most dangerous environments on
the planet making them difficult to explore.
How Can We Know More
The Problem
Power to stay on mission for extended periods of time without
Power to supply sensors and sustain speed
9.3 Problem Statement:
“Endurance is perhaps one of the most compelling aspects of
unmanned systems. The search continues for even more efficient
systems to provide greater endurance, speed and range.”
USN Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap FY2011-2036
What Are We Doing
Ocean Aero has designed a "game changing" highly ruggedized
surface & sub-surface vessel – “Submaran”, for use by commercial,
government, military and scientific communities.
Zero Fossil fuels - Powered by wind and solar
Highly Persistent - Capable of several months at Sea
Easily Deployed from land, sea or air
Single Surface and Subsurface vehicle
Effective and Efficient Autonomy
The “Submaran” will be offered as a system for purchase or as a
contracted service for gathering data.
Submaran UUSV
Surface – Wind propelled
Solar powered
Vehicle Speed – up to 6+ knots
Submerged – Wingsail folds down,
keel up for hydrodynamic
Ballast controls buoyancy to
submerge down to 200m
(75 ft. 1st Generation)
Buoyancy changing (gliding)
Auxiliary electric jet drive motors
Completely scalable design
Unmanned Underwater/Surface Vessel - UUSV
Unmanned Maritime Systems
2877 Historic Decatur, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92106
Eric Patten (Gov. & Defense)
Ken Childress (Commercial)
Phone: 858-945-3768
Phone: 206-409-6033
E-Mail: [email protected]
E-Mail: [email protected]

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