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AUTONOMOUS MARINE SYSTEMS

Bringing the drone revolution to the seas.

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Welcome to the Era of Automated Ocean Observation

AMS is a marine data services company based in the USA.

Using fleets of sailing drones, AMS collects and transmits hydrographic data across the surface of the globe. The world’s first self-righting catamaran (dubbed the Datamaran) is the backbone of AMS’ network. The Datamaran offers a combination of cost savings, performance, reliability, and networking capabilities unmatched by any other vehicle on the planet.

What can affordable, persistent, coordinated, wide area ocean observation do for you?

Our Philosophy

That which gets measured gets managed. Let's close the loop on the unknowns in the oceans.

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Spacecraft Pedigree

The shuttle, the space station, the moon - now we've focused our efforts to bring the world a satellite for the seas.

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Our Mission

To make the vastness of the oceans seem quaint by providing real-time intelligence on every cubic inch of water.

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Features

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    Fast

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    Powerful

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    Easy

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    Robust

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    Low-Cost

The datamaran is more than twice as fast as the competition. It's modular payload system allows for more flexible sensor options both above and below the surface. The patent-pending self-righting mechanism ensures that the datamaran will survive storms. Launch from shore or a vessel underway, no fuel required. Sit back and watch a robot execute your mission online. Hydrographic survey by wire.

Service

Contact AMS today to discuss your mission parameters.

Energy

Gold-standard direct measurements of hydrocarbon densities and other E&P data are easy to retrieve reliably and safely with the Datamaran. Communicate with and transmit positional data to autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVS) for better survey results. Characterize environmental baselines for construction projects and regulatory compliance. Retrieve data from seafloor assets on a regular interval.

Defense

The Datamaran is a silent and steady information gathering source. Persistent ISR applications benefit from its stealth, speed, and station-keeping ability. Listen for threats, monitor marine traffic, correlate AIS broadcasts to actual ship images. A new burst speed capability allows for rapid reaction to changing conditions and quick insertion into maritime domains. Remote weather reconnaissance is now just a mouse-click away.

Research

Datamarans provide a first in the oceanography industry – the ability to retrieve measurements over a massive area simultaneously at a reasonable cost. For the typical cost of operating a single research vessel at sea, a fleet of 100 Datamarans can capture a cohesive picture of a wide ocean area. Measure ocean temperatures, winds, currents, pressures, conductivities, and other important physical and biological metrics.

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Douglas Wyatt

Douglas Wyatt is an electrical engineer undergraduate from Princeton University and received his masters in economics from NYU and a law degree from St. John’s. His experience of the last 20+ years has been in providing advice concerning patents, copyrights, trademarks, unfair competition, trade secrets, computer law and related contracts and litigation. He is also experienced with IP in a wide field of mechanical, electrical engineering sciences, as well as financial systems and possessing specialized experience in telecommunications, fuel cells, network routing, semiconductor devices and video compression techniques. He has served on the boards of several non-profits, is a member of the Explorer's Club, and enjoys traveling to far off destinations to study the seasonal changes in glacial ice.

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James R. Nugen

Jim Nugen has worked on enterprise business systems such as SAP for 20 years. He has been directly involved in SAP product architecture and development and has advised hundreds of clients ranging from SMEs to Fortune 500 corporations on implementation and operation of such high end data systems. He is a founder of several consulting and development companies (including Handl Technology Inc.). Jim earned a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and an M.S. in Engineering Research from the University of Reading, UK.

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Eamon Carrig

Eamon Carrig earned an A.B. in Philosophy from Princeton University in 2005. Soon after graduating, he began working full time as a software and systems engineer developing and automating rigorous testing procedures and analysis of spaceflight hardware. Mr. Carrig has worked on more than a dozen successful missions including the penultimate shuttle mission. Since 2007 Mr. Carrig has been an independent contractor to customers in the aerospace, architecture, and creative communities producing integrated hardware/software systems. Imbued with an unflappable entrepreneurial spirit from an early age, Mr. Carrig has owned and operated several successful additional businesses and served in leadership roles. He is a lifelong sailor and boatsman, having earned his first certification over two decades ago.

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T.J. Edwards

T.J. Edwards earned a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in 2006. After graduating he started working full time designing spacecraft mechanisms while also working on designing and building the Datamaran. He served as director of thermal vacuum testing for a spacecraft mechanisms company and was responsible for maintaining the system, writing software to automate testing, designing hardware, and upgrading instrumentation and capabilities. He has been designing mechanical systems and testing robotic boats at AMS since 2006.

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Team

Douglas Wyatt

James R. Nugen

Eamon Carrig

T.J. Edwards

Careers

AMS is hiring!

We are seeking talented engineers, programmers, designers, and business people to join our ranks.  If you are interested in working at the cutting edge of marine robotics, please submit a resume to: careers@automarinesys.com

Contact

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Email

info@automarinesys.com

Phone

+1 (703) 348-4778

Washington

1400 Key Boulevard Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22209

Boston

28 Dane St. Somerville, MA 02143

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