The Coast Guard has publicly released two studies completed by the Coast Guard’s Research & Development Center as related to Enhanced Person in the Water (ePIW) Detection location devices and daytime distress signal devices.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Cell phone geolocation for Coast Guard search and rescue
This Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Callyo 2009 Corporation, will investigate the potential operational use of leveraging smart phone technology, specifically the phone’s location services, to help locate mariners in distress more efficiently.
11/17/2017: Research, development, testing and evaluation: Arctic Navigational Safety Information System
Coast Guard Compass blog recently published an article by the Office of Strategic Planning and Communication Acquisition Directorate about a partnership between the Research & Development Center and the Marine Exchange of Alaska to provide critical navigation safety information to Arctic mariners. For the convenience of our readers, Maritime Commons is providing an excerpt from the article.
The Coast Guard is seeking public comment on its intent to partner with Mack Boring & Parts Co, to test and evaluate diesel outboard engine systems.