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END-TO-END IMAGING SONAR SYSTEM (ETE/ISS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
1111
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1111
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY & EDUCATION CTR
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION CENTER ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87109
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: END-TO-END IMAGING SONAR SYSTEM (ETE/ISS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $481,042.00
 

Abstract:

THE ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSED WORK IS TO DEVELOP AN END-TO-END IMAGING SONAR SYSTEM FOR THE STUDY AND SURVEILLANCE OF THE SEA-BOTTOM. SPECIFICALLY, THE SYSTEM IS TO EXHIBIT ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR SONAR SIGNAL PROCESSING TO DETECT, SIZE AND CLASSIFY MINE TARGETS. AN IMAGE SONAR PROCESSOR SOFTWARE PACKAGE WILL BE DEVELOPED. ALTHOUGH SIDE-LOOKING SONARS WILL BE INCLUDED, THE PROCESSOR WILL EMPHASIZE SYNTHETIC APERTURE SONAR APPLICATIONS. THE PROCESSOR WILL BE DESIGNED TO OPERATE IN A REAL-TIME INTERACTIVE IMAGING ENVIRONMENT AS THE PRIMARY DATA DISPLAY IN ANTICIPATION OF ITSULTIMATE USE BY NAVY AT SEA IN ACTUAL OPERATIONS. THE APPROACH PROPOSED HERE TAKES ADVANTAGE OF EXISTING LONG/SHORT RANGE, ADVANCED STATE-OF-THE-ART SONAR SENSORS. THE SPECIALIZED PROCESSING ALGORITHMS TO BE DEVELOPED WILL INCORPORATE THE LATEST RESULTS FROM THE NAVY SEA-BOTTOM ACCOUSTIC EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMS. BY TRACING THE SIGNAL/ NOISE DEGRADATION FROM THE TRANSDUCER-TARGET-TRANSDUCER TO THE DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS, INCLUDING PHASE DISORTION (END-TO-END APPROACH), THE PROCESSOR WILL OPTIMIZE THE INFORMATION FOR DISPLAY TO THE FIELD OPERATOR AT THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE RESOLUTION. ULTIMATELY, THIS PROCESSOR CAN BE IMPLEMENTED ON ON-BOARD VLSI MINI-COMPUTERS PROVIDED WITH HIGH DENSITY MEMORY BUFFERS AND HIGH SPEED MICROPROCESSORS.

Principal Investigator:

Jose E Chirivella
8183521759

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ergo-tech Systems Inc.
6937 Estepa Dr Tujunga, CA 91042

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