Roger applies his maritime technology experience to underwater applications including research, inspection, and reconnaissance. Roger also developed the V-Wing™ product line of towed underwater depressors for commercial, research, and government organizations. The V-Wing’s unique design holds an array of technologies for diverse missions, enables rapid descent to unlimited depths, provides stability for added mission accuracy, and minimizes drag for increased efficiency.
Prior to joining Boston Engineering in 2013, Roger was a program executive at Rolls Royce Marine. Roger also launched Brooke Ocean Technology’s domestic operations in 2005, where he served as general manager and chief engineer, and played a lead role in winning several U.S. Navy SBIR grants for product innovation.
Additionally, Race was a director at Yellow Springs Instruments, where he integrated multiple water quality sensors and instruments onto the WHOI Remus Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) and the OceanServer Iver Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV).
Roger holds several underwater device patents, and his innovations include an autonomous underwater docking methodology, and a unique launch and recovery system for UUVs.
He is also a board member of the New England chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). Roger’s reports and technical presentations include:
- “A Towed Antenna for Real-Time Communication from an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle” presented at Oceanology 2010
- “Real-Time Water Quality Data Collection from Floating Structures” presentation at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) 2002 Annual Meeting
- “Computer Controlled Systems for Towed Underwater Vehicles for Data Collection” presentation with E. Brainard at the MTS Oceans Conference in 1986
- DAME First Place Design award at METS 1991 presented for excellent use of materials and unique innovative construction
Roger holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Marine Biology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
“Our towed underwater bodies have been used in every ocean of the world.”