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Company Information:

Company Name:
BTech Acoustics LLC
Address:
17 Surrey Rd.
Barrington, RI 02806-
Phone:
(401) 261-9318
URL:
N/A
EIN:
50477740
DUNS:
31744712
Number of Employees:
10
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,088,226.00 14
SBIR Phase II $2,062,027.00 4
STTR Phase I $80,000.00 1

Award List:

Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,512.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David A. Brown, Director
Abstract:
"We propose a directional, broadband, highly efficient underwater acoustic transducer using a baffled cylinder made out from piezoelectric single crystals. The prospective application areas will be for an underwater acoustic modem communication andAutonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), in which high… More

Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David A. Brown, Director
Abstract:
"This proposal is for the development of a high sensitivity pressure gradient acoustic motion sensor (accelerometer) of the flexural plate type using piezoelectric single crystals. The pressure gradient acoustic motion sensor is based on flexural plateelements operating below resonance in the… More

Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$481,003.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David A. Brown, Director of Research
Abstract:
This project is the development of a single crystal underwater acoustic modem transducer for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) which is compact in size, operates at low to moderately low center frequencies, in a broad band frequency range to accommodate state-of-the-art binary, FSK and spread… More

Pier-Side, Bow Sonar Calibration Methodology for Wave Piercing Hull Forms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David A. Brown, President
Abstract:
Existing near-field calibration methods for cylindrical MF and HF bow arrays are not easily applied to combatant ships with complex hull forms. The objective of this proposed project is to develop and deliver a cost effective in-situ system for providing sonar transducer acoustic calibration and… More

Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David A. Brown, President
Abstract:
We propose a compact broadband underwater cylindrical transducer with directional capabilities for acoustic communications (ACOMMS) for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and gliders. Our proposed solution is to incorporate single crystals and directional capabilities into the acoustic modem… More

High Frequency Broadband Hybrid Transducer/Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David A. Brown, President
Abstract:
We propose a compact broadband underwater cylindrical transducer with integrated power amplifier for multiple applications, including acoustic communications (ACOMMS) for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and gliders. Such compact, modular devices could be used alone or arranged into various array… More

Distributed Sensor System Innovations

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David A. Brown, President
Abstract:
This proposal is for the design and development of a new low cost directional acoustic sensor technology with integrated acoustic modem capabilities for distributed sensor systems. The study addresses the feasibility to significant improve legacy performance of current A-size directional sonobuoy… More

Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David A. Brown, President
Abstract:
A single crystal cylindrical ring transducer with multi-resonant broadband operation is described with counter measure and general purpose sonar applications.

Materials and Device Modeling to Reduce Cost and Time to Exploit Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals in Navy SONAR Transducers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David A. Brown, President
Abstract:
We propose the evaluation and measurement of single crystal materials to support performance prediction of cylindrical ring sonar transducers and bar transducers for imaging sonar. The project also encompasses the construction and evaluation of exemplar devices.

User Toolkit for Reducing Cost and Time in the Design of SONAR Systems Using Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David A. Brown, President
Abstract:
We propose the development of a detailed Cylindrical Transducers User Toolkit for the design of underwater acoustic transducers and sonar systems employing cylindrical transducers and relaxor piezoelectric single crystals. The User Toolkit will providing the systems designers with a simple way to… More

User Toolkit for Reducing Cost and Time in the Design of SONAR Systems Using Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$496,536.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Brown, President – (401) 261-9318
Abstract:
BTech Acoustics proposes the development of a detailed Cylindrical Transducers User Toolkit for the design of underwater acoustic transducers and sonar systems employing cylindrical transducers and relaxor piezoelectric single crystals. The Cylindrical Transducer User Toolkit (CT-Toolkit) will allow… More

Materials and Device Modeling to Reduce Cost and Time to Exploit Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals in Navy SONAR Transducers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$595,635.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David Brown, President, Director of Re
Abstract:
We propose the development of a compact broadband underwater cylindrical transducers with integrated tuning networks and power amplifiers for Mobile Acoustic Counter Measures. There is a need for cost effective transducers that are broadband and have broad-beam coverage. BTech has designed and built… More

Cost-Effective PiezoCrystal Transducer Assembly Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,722.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David Brown, President; Director of Re
Abstract:
The design and development of piezocrystal sonar transducers is a challenging multidisciplinary and technological effort that spans many fields and skill sets. We look to extend and improve our transducer assembly technologies to reduce cost and implementation time for sonar technology transition… More

Low cost acoustic transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Corey Bachand, Research Engineer – (401) 261-9318
Research Institution:
University of Massachusetts
RI Contact:
Louis Petrovic
Abstract:
We propose the development of a low cost compact low frequency transducer with associated electronics using a novel method.

Piezoelectric Single Crystal Property Assessment for Cost-Effective Optimized Naval SONAR Transducers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Brown, President, Director of Re – (401) 261-9318
Abstract:
Experimental evaluation of the electromechanical properties of relaxor piezoelectric single crystals under stress, thermal, electrical bias conditions is proposed through the use of various dynamic and static evaluation methods. The proposed phase I effort concentrates on evaluation of properties… More

Piezocrystal Gyroid Transducer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Brown, President – (401) 261-3918
Abstract:
We propose the design and development of a novel gyroid transducer comprised of piezocrystal ring elements. The Phase I effort covers the modeling and demonstration of the gyroid transducer and comparison of performance with several piezocrystal and piezoceramic materials. The electroacoustic… More

Low-Profile, Broadband, Shear-Mode SONAR Transducer for Deep Submergence Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Corey Bachand, Senior Engineer – (508) 910-9812
Abstract:
BTech proposes the design and development of a low-profile, broadband, shear-mode piezocrystal acoustic transducer for deep submergence applications. The Phase I effort considers evaluation of design variants of shear mode transducers with increased pressure operation/tolerance and tradeoffs… More

Spherical Piezocrystal Transducers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$488,853.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Corey Bachand, Senior Engineer – (401) 261-9318
Abstract:
We propose the continued design, development and testing of spherical piezocrystal transducers and supporting technology including our gyroid transducer. The Phase II effort covers the modeling and demonstration of the gyroid transducer and comparison of performance with several piezocrystal and… More

Innovative Acoustic Velocity Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Corey Bachand, Senior Engineer – (508) 910-9812
Abstract:
BTech proposes the design and development of low-profile, innovative acoustic velocity sensors for measuring acoustic motion of sound waves in marine applications. Methods include increasing voltage sensitivity by novel connections, considerations of co-located preamplifiers, multiple plates,… More