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3/13/2015: Cooperative Research and Development Agreement for the Response Boat-Medium data recorder

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The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a cooperative research and development agreement, or CRADA, with Vector Controls, Inc. to develop changes to the Response Boat-Medium’s, or RB-M, onboard engine data bus that will convert Society of Automotive Engineers J1939 format to the National Marine Electronics Association 0183/2000 data format.

A test schedule has been proposed in which Vector will develop and install the required RB-M control system software upgrades and relevant additional equipment.

While the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with Vector, we do not wish to exclude other viable participants from this or future similar CRADAs. The Coast Guard solicits public comment on the possible nature of and participation of other parties in the proposed CRADA. In addition, the Coast Guard also invites other potential non-Federal participants, who have the interest and capability, to bring similar contributions to this type of research and consider submitting proposals for consideration in similar CRADAs.

Comments or synopses or proposals must be submitted on or before April 13, 2015.

View the Federal Register notice for full details.

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