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Submarine Launched Acoustic Communication Buoy using Single Crystal Sonar

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82683
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-076-1061
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TRS Ceramics, Inc.
2820 East College Avenue State College, PA 16801-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Submarine Launched Acoustic Communication Buoy using Single Crystal Sonar
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-C-0127
Award Amount: $442,323.00
 

Abstract:

For this Phase II SBIR program, TRS Technologies and Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems (UEOS) will team to design, build and test a buoy system for acoustic communications. Segmented single crystal rings for a 3" form factor will be made to provide a wide bandwidth for operation at two distinct frequency bands. TRS and UEOS will also team with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute to integrate their acoustic modem into the buoy and test the performance, including data transmission. The transmission electronics and packaging will be designed or modified, and the single crystal transducer will be tested for receive performance in water as well. Both the longitudinal and transverse piezoelectric modes will be explored for optimum performance in the smallest package possible. The Phase II option will integrate other buoy components towards achieving a whole system, as well as building a series of transducers for pressure and temperature testing.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin Snook
Research Scientist
8142387485
kevin@trstechnologies.com

Business Contact:

Wesley Hackenberger
President
8142387485
wes@trstechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TRS CERAMICS, INC.
2820 East College Avenue State College, PA 16801

EIN/Tax ID: 251637806
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No