RFI0013 REQUEST FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY USING ANIMAL BIOMECHANICS AND BEHAVIOURS FOR UUV AND USV PROPULSION
The Royal Navy is interested in progressing its use in uncrewed surface and underwater vehicles which have a unique propulsion system and/or design based on physical animal behaviours. Evolutionary biomechanics move away from using a traditional thruster, to those inspired by the flapping fins of swimming animals such as rays, penguins and turtles. Examples of this may include, but not be limited to how a dolphin manoeuvres underwater, or how a sea snake swims on the surface. This Request for Further Information (RFI) therefore aims to understand the technology that already exists in the commercial sector as a view for potential future investment.
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Start Date of RFI: 17/08/2021
End Date of RFI: 24/09/2021
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