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Forward Looking Collision Avoidance and Sub-Bottom Sensor for Conceptual High…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
58406
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
02SB2-0040
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.
10070 Barnes Canyon Road San Diego, CA 92121
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Forward Looking Collision Avoidance and Sub-Bottom Sensor for Conceptual High Speed Submersibles
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: DAAH0103CR052
Award Amount: $98,895.00
 

Abstract:

"To meet the submarine threat in the littoral, high-speed submersibles will require additional information from target electric (E) fields to improve Detection Probability, reduce False Alarm Rate, and provide tracking information, in a turbulent regimewhere acoustic sensors encounter difficulty. Recent advances in processing E-field signatures of submarines will help mitigate active silencing measures and provide the potential to track and avoid them. New electrode designs and low-noise amplifierscan be configured into candidate E-field sensors for evaluation on high-speed submersibles.During Phase I, threat submarine E-field signatures will be investigated and background noise, as seen from high-speed submersibles, will be modeled to provide signal-to-noise ratios for candidate sensor performance estimates. The effects of turbulence onE-field signature detection during high-speed operations will be approximated. Current Fourier processing techniques will be compared with the new Hilbert-Huang Transform and Empirical Mode Decomposition methods. E-field sensors will be designed that arecompatible with high-speed submersible configurations and their primary sensor concepts. During Phase II, an E-field sensor, based on designs from Phase I, will be fabricated and sea-tested at speed against a calibrated submarine target. During PhaseIII, development and integration of the sensor into high-speed submersible designs will take plac

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Ridgway
Senior Scientist
8585359680
jeffr@islinc.com

Business Contact:

Robert Miller
Vice President
8585359680
rmiller@islinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.
10070 Barnes Canyon Road San Diego, CA 92121

EIN/Tax ID: 541198316
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No