Bumblebee Autonomous Systems is where we are today because of the generous support and commitment of our sponsors towards our project. We would like to thank them with all our hearts, for their unwavering belief in us and for their contributions, which will be used to continually produce quality platforms that will shape the future of maritime autonomy in Singapore.
Every contribution, no matter the size or form, makes a difference to our project and charts the course of our future. To become one of our sponsors, please contact us via email at:
bumblebeeauv [at] gmail [dot] com
The Faculty of Engineering (FOE) has supported our team with a cash sponsorship of SGD 50,000 this year, and a provision of a lab space in Advanced Robotics Centre (ARC) for us to carry out our development activities. This year, we managed to clinch additional support from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Electrical Engineering.
The Engineering Design Innovation Centre (EDIC) has supported our team with the purchase of new equipments and tools to prototype and develop our next generation vehicles.
The School of Computing (SOC) has provided us with monetary support, helping us offset a huge bulk of our competition costs.
Future Systems Technology Directorate (FSTD) has supported our team through finances for the ASV 2.0. It serves as the Singapore Armed Forces master plan for R&D investments to deliver cutting edge capabilities on the battlefield.
ST Engineering has supported our team through finances to help develop and fulfil our 3 year masterplan of integrating the AUV with the ASV. ST Engineering is an integrated defence & engineering group based in Singapore, specialising in aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors.
MacArtney Underwater Technology specialises in the areas of connectivity, launch and recovery, and data acquisition for oil and gas related companies, ocean science institutes, and marine renewable developers around the world. They have been supporting our project through the provision of underwater connectors, as well as cable moulding and potting services.
DSO National Laboratories has strongly supported our team in finances and invaluable technical advice. DSO National Laboratories is Singapore’s chief National Defence R&D institution which specialises in developing defence technologies and strategic capabilities in the various domains of Air, Land, Sea and Cyber space.
DEME Group (Dredging International Asia Pacific Pte Ltd) has kindly provided us with financial support for the development of ASV 2.0. Deme is a company that specializes in offshore capital, dredging, land reclamation, port infrastructure and far offshore wind farms.
Keppel Offshore & Marine Technology Centre (KOMTech) is responsible for research and development, product development as well as process technology aimed at improving productivity in Keppel Offshore & Marine yards. KOMTech has strongly supported our project with cash sponsorship.
Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs. We have been using their pneumatic systems for all our manipulators: grabber, dropper, and torpedo launchers. The sponsored parts include linear cylinders, rotary actuators, solenoid valves, connectors and thru-panel aluminium bulkheads.
Cititech Industrial Engineering is our main sponsor for mechanical fabrications on board our vehicles, both the AUV and ASV. The services which we used for our manufacturing include CNC machining, laser cutting, drilling, as well as anodising of the individual parts. Furthermore, Cititech goes the extra mile by helping us with raw materials procurement.
Kentronics Engineering Services & Supplies has delivered innovative designs & practical Printed Circuit Board (PCB) solutions to companies in diversified fields all around the world. They provide services from three phases of process for the Electronics Market, including PCB Design and Layout, Manufacturing, and finally Assembly. Kentronics has supported our project in a major way through their fabrication support of most of our customised PCBs on our vehicles.
Würth Elektronik is one of Europe’s largest manufacturer of passive electrical components. Their product range covers EMC Components, Capacitors, Inductors, RF Inductors and LTCC Components, Transformers, Components for Circuit Protection, Power Modules, LEDs, Connectors, Switches, High-Power Contacts and Assembly Technique. Würth Elektronik has supported our project through cash sponsorship and providing us with electromechanical parts and passive components.
AAEON is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of advanced industrial and embedded computing platforms today. Committed to innovative engineering, AAEON provides Industry 4.0 integrated solutions, hardware and intelligent automated services for premier OEM/ODMs and system integrators worldwide, as well as IoT solution platforms that seamlessly consolidate virtual and physical networks. AAEON has supported our project by sponsoring multiple SBCs for our AUV.
Sponsored: Pressure Testing Chamber & Underwater Connectors
Sponsored: Computer Aided Design Software
Sponsored: Nuts & Bolts
Sponsored: Matlab & Plugins
Sponsored: PCBs, Electrical Hardware and Kits
Supporting Organisations (Resources)
NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) in La Jolla, California, annually supports Team Bumblebee by allowing us to test in the Ocean Technology Development Test Tank.
Republic of Singapore Yacht Club (RSYC) is the oldest yacht club in Asia and the only members-owned yacht club in Singapore. They have supported us immensely by providing us the testing locations for both our AUV and ASV and the berthing lot for our ASV.
SportsSG has immensely supported the development of Bumblebee throughout the years, through the provision of a prime testing spot in Queenstown Swimming Complex’s diving pool on nearly a daily basis.
Fugro Subsea Technologies is the world’s leading, independent provider of geo-intelligence and asset integrity solutions for large constructions, infrastructure and natural resources. Fugro is currently supporting us by providing pressure tank testing facilities and technical advice for our launch and recovery system.