“Maryland Now Has the Wind in its Sails”

An blog post by Val Stori published September 3, 2015 in Renewable Energy World states:
“Maryland’s proactive efforts in building European partnerships, establishing a domestic supply chain, and passing enabling legislation seem to be paying off. With the recent federal sale of a wind lease area to US Wind Inc., to develop a major project in the Wind Energy Area off the Maryland coast, Maryland now has the wind in its sails to develop one of the first U.S. commercial-sized offshore wind projects.”

Read the blog post here: http://blog.renewableenergyworld.com/ugc/blogs/2015/08/maryland_seizes_the.html?cmpid=renewablewind0932015

MAPC’s GARC boat featured in GQ Magazine by Kelly Slater

_MG_4869-79If there’s anyone who understands waves and the importance of having a stable craft in high sea states, it’s Kelly Slater, crowned ASP World Tour Champion a record 11 times. He is the youngest and the oldest to win the ASP World title. Interviewed in GQ Magazine, Slater outlines 10 essential things he can’t live without and #1 is the original GARC boat designed by George Greenough in Australia. Here is a link to the article.

Kelly Slater’s Got an Incredible Shark Boat

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.
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The National Wildlife Visitor Center tram leaves MAPC in Baltimore this week with updated electrical systems.

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 like knowing that the general public will get to experience our technology.”

Established in 1936, the Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, Maryland is the only national wildlife refuge specifically created to support wildlife research in the United States. The South Tract of the refuge is where the National Wildlife Visitor Center, the Tram, and its trails are located.

Cerulli continued; “while electric vehicles are just now starting to become popular in the United States, the Patuxent National Wildlife tram has been operational for over 20 years.” MAPC hopes to keep the tram moving for another 20 years.

For more information on the Patuxent Research Refuge, please visit their website:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/about.html

For a pdf version of this press-release, click here.

Photo Credit: USFWS
Photo Credit: USFWS



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 24 feet. Paul Seiffert, Senior Engineer at MAPC, explained: “The stabilized mast provides low motions in high sea states so data from sensors like cameras and radar are always crystal clear. It’s also much easier and more cost effective to deploy compared to a spar buoy.” The ROSS buoy was deployed for two weeks in May BuoyOceansday2015 for a major military exercise.

Maritime Applied Physics Corporation has been marketing the ROSS to the off-shore wind industry which is required to conduct marine mammal, avian and wind profile surveys in advance of constructing any permanent structures in the seafloor. Much less expensive than a traditional MET tower, the ROSS buoy also has very little environmental impact as a moored floating platform. The ROSS can run for over 30 days (at full power) without refueling, using its hybrid-electric power system, and allows for quiet periods while listening for marine mammals during critical times.

Our partners, Persistent Systems Wave Relay, L-3 Integrated Sensor Systems, and Accipiter Avian Radar Monitoring, and marine mammal subsurface sensors can all be simultaneously integrated into the ROSS because of its large pay-load capacity. Seiffert went on to say; “The ROSS buoy illustrates the type of work that we do best as a company: easily deployed, highly advanced engineering platforms that can endure the toughest maritime conditions.”

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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.
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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

Mark Rice, President of MAPC, Honored at Maryland Off-Shore Wind Conference

April 22, 2015/ Baltimore, MD: 

The Maryland Business Network for Off-Shore Wind honored Maritime Applied Physics Corp’s President and Founder, Mark Rice.  Rice was recognized for his leadership as the President of the Board and his efforts to bring Maryland businesses together to work for their common interests.

Liz Burdock, Executive Director, surprised Mr. Rice with the honor at the closing remarks of the program.  “Everybody in this room who knows Mark Rice, respects Mark Rice….He has put his imprint on this organization to be fair and balanced and to put the common good before individual needs.”  

009Later, Burdock went on to say:
“He has created two technologies right now, that can support the off-shore wind industry.”  

Congratulations to Mark Rice on his efforts and to all MAPC employees who have worked on the technologies that have been designed to support the off-shore wind industry in Maryland, and beyond!

Below is a full video of the remarks:

MAPC Launch and Recovery At Sea, Air, Space, 2015

National Harbor, MD:  MAPC’s Launch and Recovery System on the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 2 and LCS4 were featured during a demonstration by Cubic Global Defense Corporation at the Sea, Air, Space 2015 conference this year.

MAPC employees were on hand to test out the training system and were able to successfully tow the RMMV back into the LCS.

Check out the video below of an MAPC employee virtually training on our Launch and Recovery System at the Conference!

MAPC Joins Facebook!

Now you can check out what’s going on at MAPC on a daily basis by following our social media pages.  Links to our latest news, newest brochures, articles of interest and events will all be posted via social media.  Links to each are below!