MAPC Completes Global Wind Organization (GWO) Training for Offshore Wind Field Team

A team of engineers and technicians from Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (MAPC) recently completed Global Wind Organization (GWO) Basic Safety Training with Sea Survival and Transfer modules at Falck Safety Services, Teesside, United Kingdom.This GWO training is the accepted industry standard for accessing offshore wind turbines, met masts, transformers, and buoys. It includes tower climbing, advanced first aid training, and fire suppression training.Maryland’s Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) Maryland Business Works training assistance program provided 50% matching funds to assist MAPC in providing this training to its employees.…

MAPC will be presenting TALONS at MACC on Thursday, July 19th! Will we see you there?

MAPC is honored to have our white paper on the TALONS tethered parafoil system accepted into ASNE’s Multi-Agency Craft Conference. TALONS Program Manager, Kevin Silbert, will be presenting the TALONS system for extension of Unmanned Surface Vessel command and control on Thursday at 11a.m. at the Boats and Crafts Port Tent! We look forward to seeing you there. Here’s a sneak peak at one of MAPC’s presentation slides:

TALONS: “Exceeding Expectations” on the USS Zephyr

August 15, 2017:  DARPA released a new press release and video about TALONS’ recent demonstration on the USS Zephyr.  For more information about MAPC’s work on the TALONS system, please visit our site! From the DARPA Press Release: TALONS Tested on Commissioned U.S. Navy Vessel for First Time Prototype of low-cost, elevated sensor mast improves ship’s communication range and ability to detect, track, and classify contacts of interest DARPA’s Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) research effort recently demonstrated its prototype of a low-cost, elevated sensor mast aboard a…

MAPC completes electric tram upgrade for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Baltimore, Maryland:  Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (MAPC) just returned the Patuxent Research Refuge’s National Wildlife Visitor Center tram to the United States Department of Fish and Wildlife Service with an updated electrical system, just in time for the busy season! MAPC has kept the Patuxent Wildlife all-electric tram up and running since 2000 and has a long history with building electric vehicles, beginning in 1997. Jim Cerulli, Engineering Manager at MAPC said: “the tram is a fun project for us. It keeps our electric vehicle engineering knowledge current and we…

MAPC’s Latest Engineering Success

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** MAPC’s latest engineering success: The Remote Off-Shore Sensor System Baltimore, Maryland: Maritime Applied Physics Corporation successfully completed a recent demonstration of its latest maritime engineering platform: the Remote Off-Shore Sensor System, or ROSS buoy. The ROSS buoy is an unmanned platform designed to easily integrate multiple sensors in order to provide air, surface, and subsea maritime domain awareness in real-time by leveraging onboard line-of-sight and over the horizon communications links. The ROSS buoy, unlike traditional buoy designs, has a patent-pending passively stabilized gimbaled mast that can extend…

DARPA publicly releases information on one of MAPC’s projects: TALONS

Friday, May 8, 2015:  DARPA released information about two exciting projects under its TERN program (Tactically  Exploited  Reconnaissance Node).  The TALONS program mentioned is  led by MAPC. The full press release from DARPA can be found here: http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2015/05/07.aspx The Washington Business Journal share’s DARPA’s enthusiasm for  TALONS,  stating that the TERN program is one of DARPA’s “coolest” projects.  Read the full article here: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/fedbiz_daily/2015/05/drones-at-sea-here-s-the-latest-from-one-of-darpa.html