Sources Sought: Ship Hull Cleaning Using Autonomous Robotic Solutions

NCMS is assisting the U.S. Navy in seeking a partner with capabilities to autonomously clean ship hulls. Background Biofouling on ship hulls poses multiple problems for ship operators and maintainers. Biofouling increases flow resistance, raises fuel consumption, and disturbs marine ecosystems. Cleaning ship hulls using traditional mechanical methods is time-consuming and labor-intensive, produces large amounts […]

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