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Aqualink Week 7 H4D Stanford 2016


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agile, bmnt, business model, corporate innovation, customer development,dod,nsa, diux, h4d, hacking for defense, lean, lean launchpad, lean startup, stanford, steve blank

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Aqualink Week 7 H4D Stanford 2016

  1. AquaLink Navy divers perform challenging tasks under challenging conditions, and having the right equipment can be a tremendous capability multiplier. How might we improve the operational effectiveness of our nation’s divers? AquaLink is an ecosystem of devices that provides added situational awareness to divers and their supporting elements to aid mission success. TEAM Dave Ahern: International Policy/Defense Acquisition Hong En Chew: Hardware Engineering Rachel Olney: Product Design Samir Patel: Mechatronics/Finance SPONSOR Jordan Spector & U.S. Navy Special Warfare Group 3 U.S. Special Operations Command AquaLink This Week Previously Total Users 8 29 37 Buyers 5 9 14 Experts 1 19 20 Interview Breakdown
  2. Recap Observe Explore Dual-Use Potential 3 atmospheres is “hella” lot Orient Commercial Applications Scientific Research Applications Decide Cost-Benefit Analysis of MVP Dual-Use Applicability Act Design MVPs Testing Process
  3. Mission Model Canvas Who: SDV/SEAL Divers How: Commodore of NSWG-3 approves if long-term/external funding is not needed, otherwise Commander of NSW needs to approve KEY PARTNERS KEY ACTIVITIES KEY RESOURCES VALUE PROPOSITION BUY-IN / SUPPORT DEPLOYMENT BENEFICIARIES MISSION BUDGET MISSION ACHIEVEMENT FACTORS - Problem sponsors: Navy Special Warfare Group 3 (NSWG-3), U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) - Commercial partners: mil- spec dive equipment manufacturers Military: 1) Provide location to the SDV 2) Provide comms between the SDV and C2 node 3) Provide similar location + comms capability to dive pairs Commercial: Specific dual-use case TBD - Defence procurement expertise: course staff, sponsors, DIUX, liaisons - User expertise: military divers, commercial/scientific divers, dive tour operators, recreational divers - Hardware/software prototyping costs (RDT&E from SOCOM through NF) - Purchase of existing products on the market for evaluation (NSWG-3 or NAVSOC N-8). 1. Feasibility: At the end of the quarter, SDVT-1/NSWG-3 decide that our proposal merits further development and initiates their internal processes for funding/pilot testing/field deployment i.e. creating the ODR 2. Performance: Our prototype should demonstrate that all critical features can be integrated within given size/weight/cost specs 3. User satisfaction: Seamless integration into current SOP, increased situational awareness 4. Increase Mission Capabilities: Reduce the time it would take for the diver to get a GPS fix 500% increase in efficiency. FOLLOW THE PROCESS: ● SDVT-1/NSWG-3/NSW CDR create ODR ● N8 drafts CDD ● J4 will select office to lead the charge ● N8/Ops field test, third- party labs certify ● J8 creates official requirements ● N4 approves funding End Users (Divers) Influencers SWG 3 Decision Makers NSWG-3 NSW Research Entities? Commercial Divers? Commercial Fishing? Provide greater situational awareness for SDVT-1 with a mechanism for the SDV to obtain absolute location and comms while staying underwater and minimizing exposure. Proposed device is a easily deployable/retrievable buoy with GPS for location and Iridium for satellite comms, satisfying the appropriate ruggedization and covertness requirements.
  4. AquaLink Value Proposition SDVT-1 Diver Value Proposition Canvas A device that enables the SDV/dive pairs to: 1. Obtain absolute location 2. Obtain comms link Enhanced situational awareness of location of self and others on-demand with minimal exposure Time spent lost Difficulty of finding objects or the SDV underwater in poor visibility Avoidable incomplete missions due to lack of a convenient comms channel for C2 node to update SDV/divers and adapt plan of action on the fly Complete assigned mission within time constraints An easily accessible GPS fix An easily accessible satcom network between dive pairs, SDV, and C2 node A small form factor, easily deployable and retrievable buoy with GPS and iridium capability
  5. MVP: Position Communication Data Out: Position & ID Data In: Positions & IDs Version 1.0: SDV Buoy Version 2.0: Diver Buoy
  6. MVP: Initial Physical Builds
  7. MVP: Initial Physical Builds GPS IRIDIUM LCD Screen
  8. MVP: Initial Physical Builds
  9. Mission Achievement Version 1.0: GPS/Iridium Version 2.0: Motor Driven Version 3.0: Scalable NSWG Operators: ● Provide enhanced location to the SDV Scientific Divers: ● Location-tracking for Researchers, Mapping/Locations of Interest Commercial Dive Tour Operators: ● Marking dive sites of interest ● Sharing locations geotagged photos for marketing NSWG Operators: ● Enhanced operations ● Time/distance features NSWG Commanders: ● Provide increased situational awareness (know where the SDV is) Commercial and Scientific Entities ● Program time/distance parameters to automate buoy deployment ● Distress/malfunction signals NSWG Operators: ● Provide similar location + comms capability to dive pairs NSWG Commanders: ● Provide increased situational awareness (know where the SDV and every dive pair is) Commercial Dive Tour Operators: ● Able to track all divers ● Divers who get lost have an means to communicate back to boat crew and dive master
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