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Anchored Marker Location & Ranging of Mines (AM-ALARM)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
74948
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-201-0817
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Invocon, Inc.
19221 IH-45 South; Ste. 530 Conroe, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Anchored Marker Location & Ranging of Mines (AM-ALARM)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N66604-05-C-0303
Award Amount: $69,911.00
 

Abstract:

The navy seeks a mine location marker (MLM) which can be deployed by a Mission Recoverable Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (MRUUV). The MLM will allow the mine neutralization assets to quickly and accurately reacquire mine-like objects. Invocon proposes the Anchored Marker for Acoustic Location and Ranging of Mines (AM-ALARM). The system has two parts, the MLM, and a marker tracking device (MTD) which communicates with the MLM and determines distance and bearing. Communication is accomplished using ultrasonic acoustic hydrophones. The communication scheme is designed to minimize both external noise and multipath interference common to littoral regions. Distance is determined by using the velocity of sound in water, using local water conditions to insure accuracy. Bearing is determined by using directional hydrophones. An innovative anchoring system will hold the MLM in place while preventing the hydrophone from becoming buried.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Zymowski
Program Director
2812929903
paul@invocon.com

Business Contact:

Mary Pate
Vice President/General Counsel
2812929903
pate@invocon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INVOCON, INC.
19221 IH-45 South; Ste. 530 Conroe, TX 77385

EIN/Tax ID: 760315372
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No