British Columbia-based Cellula Robotics is to begin initial development work on fuel cell technology for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) under the first of a possible three phases for Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND).
The company was awarded a CAD647,944 (USD506,055) contract by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on 12 April on behalf of the DND’s science and technology organisation, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC).
Cellula Robotics develops specialist underwater robotic engineering systems and put forward a bid as part of a 2016 call for proposals under the All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) Science & Technology programme. The ADSA programme seeks to develop future situational awareness technology for the Arctic under a bilateral North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) modernisation effort.
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