The SeaStar Versatile Automated Shallow Water Anchor(1001-882)

Period of Performance: 01/24/2013 - 08/01/2014


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Triton Systems, Inc.
200 Turnpike Road Array
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Principal Investigator


In response to Navy SBIR solicitation N112-148 Versatile Shallow Water Anchoring/ Securing Technology, Triton Systems Inc. developed a design for an automated shallow water anchoring/ securing system, suitable for use in all bottom conditions encountered by U.S. Navy (USN) craft. Anchoring a large structure such as a floating pier along a shoreline is a labor intensive procedure using traditional anchoring hardware. Training and experience is required for personnel to anticipate a dangerous anchoring situation. Failure of anchoring hardware or failure on the part of the crew to exercise the proper judgment to avoid such a situation usually results in a costly and life threatening incident. This is particularly true in shallow water conditions near shore. In this Phase II effort Triton Systems will prototype and test their design for an innovative anchoring system that significantly reduces scope of anchor line, requires less personnel and time, require less training, and reduces the likelihood of error.