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Target Localization Using Multi-Static Sonar with Drifting Sonobuoys

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-168
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Signal Systems Corporation
1127-B Benfield Blvd Millersville, MD 21108-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Target Localization Using Multi-Static Sonar with Drifting Sonobuoys
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0164
Award Amount: $79,997.00


Future Air ASW will be conducted at higher altitudes, making visual, Mark-On-Top and RF techniques less accurate for receiver localization. What is needed are techniques that can provide buoy and target localization using just acoustic information. Alternatives such as installing GPS receivers in the sonobuoys suffer from either high cost or are easily jammed. Traditional acoustic stabilization techniques rely on the direct blast arrival information and can only update the relative geometry of the sensor field. Absolute positions depend on initial drop accuracy which at high altitude is going to be challenging. Field level ocean currents will also introduce errors that traditional acoustic buoy stabilization techniques cannot overcome. Signal Systems Corporation proposes to mature a new and innovative acoustic approach of buoy and target localization to provide absolute target geo-location without visual, RF or GPS inputs.

Principal Investigator:

Filiz Basbug
Senior Enginer

Business Contact:

Laurence Riddle
Small Business Information at Submission:

Signal Systems Corporation
877 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd Suite 210 Severna Park, MD 21146

EIN/Tax ID: 521943944
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No