FarSounder secures $100K SBIR award
Through the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs, the U.S. government is searching for new technologies to help the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) better serve its mission to protect the citizenry from hostile threats.
One area of specialized interest is the defense of the nation's harbors and coastlines, both above and below the waterline.
FarSounder, Inc., a provider of 3D Forward Looking Marine Sonar Systems, signed a contract with New World Ship Management to supply navigation and obstacle avoidance sonar systems on the 340 ft., 128-passenger Clipper Odyssey and the 330 ft., 122-passenger Clipper Adventure.
More Press Coverage for FarSounder's FLS and OAS Products
FarSounder's FS-3 and FS-3DT sonars continue to receive press coverage. Most recently, the products have been featured in industry journals The Yacht Report (January/February, 2004: page 29), Marine News (March, 2004: page 33), Ocean News and Technology (January/February, 2004: page 14), and Maritime Security Source Book (February, 2004: page 22).
Full text from the the Marine News article is as follows:
Device can save industry $2 to $3 billion in annual damages from collisions
To win financing, small-business CEO Cheryl Zimmerman perfects her pitch
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Cheryl Zimmerman sits on the couch with a nervous laugh. Less than 30 minutes until showtime and she looks relaxed. Already at least 100 people wait in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology auditorium.