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Company Information:

Name: Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 1206
Kailua, HI
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (808) 259-8871

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $529,700.00 6
SBIR Phase II $2,144,735.00 4
STTR Phase I $150,000.00 1
STTR Phase II $890,516.00 1

Award List:

Near Real Time Installation Modeling of Cables & Sensor Arrays Deployed From a Towed Body

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Van Ryzin
Award Amount: $69,980.00

Near Real Time Installation Modeling of Cables & Sensor Arrays Deployed From a Towed Body

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Van Ryzin
Award Amount: $655,593.00

Systems Optimization for an Integrated Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Plant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph C. VanRyzin, Senior Ocean Engineer
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc. proposes to develop a computer algorithm tool for designing, optimizing and assessing the economic viability of an Integrated Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion system for a tropical US Military base or civilian community withdeep seawater access. The Integrated OTEC… More

Integration and Optimization of Hydrogen Production with Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Technology in Offshore Floating Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Van Ryzin, President
Award Amount: $69,949.00
Abstract:
OTEC is a clean, renewable energy resource capable of producing very large and significant quantities of hydrogen in at-sea floating plants located in warm, tropical water. During phase I, Makai will develop an analytical model to technically balance and financially evaluate a large-scale… More

Tool for Recovery, Maintenance and Repair of US Navy Cable Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jose Andres, President
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Navy has special requirements for recovery, maintenance and repair of seafloor cable systems. The Navy frequently makes repairs to cable systems damaged by seafloor hazards by dragging a grapnel hook near the vicinity of the break. The process of recovering the cable to make the repairs is… More

Integration and Optimization of Hydrogen Production with Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Technology in Offshore Floating Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph C. Van Ryzin, President, Senior Ocean E
Award Amount: $449,142.00
Abstract:
OTEC is a clean, renewable energy resource capable of producing nationally-significant quantities of hydrogen in at-sea floating plants located in warm, tropical water. During phase I, Makai has developed an analytical model to technically balance and financially evaluate a large-scale OTEC-driven… More

A Tool for Recovery, Maintenance and Repair of U.S. Navy Cable Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jose Andres, President
Award Amount: $440,000.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Navy has special requirements for recovery, maintenance and repair of seafloor cable systems. The Navy frequently makes repairs to cable systems damaged by seafloor hazards by dragging a grapnel hook near the vicinity of the break. The process of recovering the cable to make the repairs is… More

Deployment Analysis for a Deployable Autonomous Di

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Lipp, Ocean Engineer
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
In coordination with the SPAWAR SYSTEMS CENTER (SSC) located in San Diego, California, Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc. proposes to use numerical modeling in order to evaluate the accuracy and precision of various proposed deployment methods for the installation of Deployable Autonomous Distributed… More

Electrical Transmission Cable to Shore for a 100MW Floating OTEC Electrical Power Plant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Joseph VanRyzin, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,789.00
Abstract:
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) has the potential of supplying large quantities of renewable electrical power to U.S. island communities in tropical waters. Large OTEC plants can be economical if they are (1) offshore floating plants that can be mass produced and (2) capable of providing at… More

Recovery Act - Conceptual Design and Modeling of an Offshore 100MW Mist Lift Open Cycle OTEC Plant to Determine Overall Economic Benefits, Risks, and R&D Requirements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Joseph Van Ryzin, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,993.00
Abstract:
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion has the potential of supplying large quantities of firm, renewable and clean electrical power to the US

Underwater Sensor System Autonomous Burial and Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Principal Investigator: Jose Andres, Persident – (808) 259-8871
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Brian Bingham
Abstract:
In coordination with the SPAWAR Systems Center, San Diego, Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc. proposes to develop an autonomous Array Burial Vehicle (ABV) to install U.S. surveillance arrays. The proposed work focuses on: (a) developing an overall vehicle concept for an autonomous vehicle that will… More

Underwater Sensor System Autonomous Burial and Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Hawaii
Principal Investigator: Jose Andres, Senior Ocean Engineer – (808) 259-8871
Award Amount: $890,516.00
RI Contact: Brian Bingham
Abstract:
In coordination with the SPAWAR Systems Center (SSC), San Diego, Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc. is proposing to develop an Autonomous Burial Vehicle (ABV) to install U.S. surveillance arrays. The proposed work focuses on: (a) designing an ABV that can bury a long surveillance array following a… More