News | Autonomous Marine Systems

News | Autonomous Marine Systems

Key West Trials of Three Boats

Following initial trials off New England, the team camped in Key West, FL through February to continue water testing of the Mk 7 boat in its sail only and electric only versions, and validate its core design parameters. The trials were designed to refine autonomous sailing algorithms, fine tune hardware parameters, prove communication protocols and […]

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AMS Presents at UI 2017 New Orleans

Ravi presented a paper at UI 2017 titled ‘Recent Developments in Low-Cost Wind-Powered Catamarans’. The session was well attended with representatives of the ASV, AUV, Defense and offshore energy industries in the audience. The conference offered a valuable networking opportunity as well as a venue to showcase our capabilities and get informed on the state […]

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Significant Additions to Team

In Q4 2016, we expanded our market focus beyond oil and gas and quickly identified a short list of improvements to our existing boat that will substantially improve our ability to undertake more missions and simultaneously strengthen our competitive position (discussed in the next section). To help with this development, Jonathan Moore and Shawn Dooley […]

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Channel 5 Feature

AMS was featured on a program aired by WCVB, the Boston ABC affiliate (channel 5), in January 2017. The segment led directly to discussions with a potential customer in Florida and was terrific free publicity.

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Ravi Paintal Assumes CEO Role

After joining the company in fall 2016 in a business development capacity, Ravi Paintal took over as CEO on Jan 1st. Ravi brings a special combination of shop-floor and executive experience to the company.  Ravi did his B.Tech EE at IIT Delhi, then worked offshore China, India and Scandinavia with Schlumberger. Following an MBA at Harvard Business School Ravi took […]

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Chase Boat and ‘base’ for Offshore Testing In Portsmouth, RI

We enhanced our ability to efficiently conduct frequent sea trials in the waters off New England by acquiring a power boat operating out of a year-round facility in Portsmouth, RI. The Violet Frances is an Eastern 2004 27’ extended cabin vessel perfectly suited for launch/recovery and monitoring datamaran test voyages. We will relocate the boat […]

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First Trials of Datamaran Mk 7

AMS designed, fabricated, and tested the Datamaran Mk 7 in the waters of New England. This boat has many key features identified as customer requirements for an autonomous wind-powered ocean-going data acquisition platform from our business development outreach. Initial test results exceeded our expectations. Compared to our previous boat, the new design is more economical […]

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GTL Demo Day

AMS participated in an extremely well attended Demo Day event at Greentown Labs Somerville MA. Eamon delivered a concise and effective presentation on the business. We displayed a Datamaran on the shop floor and with the help of video footage did ‘dry demonstrations’ of some of the key features of the platform. We attracted a […]

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AMS Represented at Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium

Eamon and Chris traveled to Amsterdam in late June to participate in the first annual Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium. The all-expense paid trip to the Netherlands was AMS’ first place prize earned at the RoboBusiness 2015 Startup PitchFire Competition. In addition to engaging with luminaries in the field at the show, we got a VIP tour of […]

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AMS Wins Harvard Business School Pitch Competition

We presented at the MIT-Sloan Entrepreneurship Development Program and at the 13th Annual HBS Energy Symposium Startup Demo (sponsored by GE Ventures). The panel of judges for the latter included investment professionals from GE Ventures, Shell Technology Ventures, Generation Investment Management, MassCEC, and an entrepreneurship professor from HBS. We were delighted to be awarded first prize […]

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