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Acoustic Buoy Release for Locating Underwater Instruments

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
18384
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18384
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KVH INDUSTRIES, INC.
50 Enterprise Center Middletown, RI 02842 5279
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Acoustic Buoy Release for Locating Underwater Instruments
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $484,075.00
 

Abstract:

KVH Industries proposes to design and demonstrate a low cost short range acoustic buoy release system designed to locate and retrieve underwater instruments. The proposed design effort will address the problems of search rate, identification, homing, slant range measurement, localization and buoy acknowledgement. The focus of the Phase I effort will be optimization of correct response to address and command while minimizing the probability of a false trigger. The Phase I development model will consist of a waterproof, single channel, control deck unit with a sealed steering and range display and a sea floor unit. The latter unit will operate in a dual mode; a sleep mode where the unit is waiting to be called and an operational mode following awakening. This prototype effort will demonstrate the feasibility of an acoustic buoy release system for shallow water operation.

Principal Investigator:

A. Kits Van Heyningen
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Kvh Industries, Inc.
110 Enterprise Center Middletown, RI 02840

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