On February 5, 2019, EOM Offshore LLC was awarded an SBIR Phase I under SBIR Topic N-183-141 entitled “Technology Development of Fiber Optic Moorings for Surface Communication Buoys.”
This opportunity allows EOM Offshore to use its patented mooring technology to design a new lightweight, fiber optic Stretch EM Cable that will be used to tether communication gateway buoys, which are used to support Fleet operations for the U.S. Navy, NAVFAC, NAVSEA and SPAWAR. To date, no mooring cable on the market provides compliant fiber optic cable suitable for use in energetic wave environments.
EOM Offshore LLC was established in 2009 to commercialize a Stretch EM Cable that was developed by engineers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The patented technology is a specialized mooring element comprised of stiffened rubber and electrical wires that tether to oceanographic buoys. The Stretch EM Cable uses mechanical compliance by elongating 2.5 times its original length in rough seas and returning to its original length in calm conditions, all the while transmitting data and power.
Dr. David Aubrey, CEO of EOM Offshore, states, “This award provides a challenging opportunity for EOM to continue to expand its core mission to national defense markets, and also to continue our tradition of innovation in facilitating ocean data exchange for the world oceans.”
March 30, 2018
EOM Offshore's Growth is in the U.S.
On March 30th, 2018 EOM Offshore LLC advanced its strategic position in the U.S. market with the appointment of John Flynn and Flynn Technical Solutions LLC to serve as its representative in the “Hurricane” states. John Flynn’s professional background serving as Technical Sales and VP Global Marketing Communications with various marine-related and technological companies will create synergy and momentum for EOM Offshore.
EOM Offshore LLC Becomes Exclusive Licensee of WHOI Patent for High Throughput Stretch Hose
The deep-water wind industry is taking off in the U.S., along with the new designs for floating wind platforms. EOM Offshore LLC is poised to integrate its stretch hose technology with these floating, deep-water platforms. On January 23, 2018, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) received a patent for a high throughput (capacity of up to approximately 1 megawatt of electricity) stretch hose. EOM Offshore is the exclusive licensee for this patent.