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Reliable Acoustic Path Vertical Line Array

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87811
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-171-0511
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LewTech Company, Inc.
7112 Nighthawk Drive Fort Wayne, IN 46835-9395
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Reliable Acoustic Path Vertical Line Array
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-08-M-0138
Award Amount: $69,979.00
 

Abstract:

The U.S. Navy has researched the use of various acoustic sensing technologies that exploit the deep water reliable acoustic path (RAP) using vertical line arrays (VLA's) of vector sensors with success. The buoys used were, however, large, over-the-side deployed, research systems to demonstrate the approach. What is desired is a viable approach that is smaller and can be ideally packaged to facilitate ease of handling for Naval crewmen. Phase I will perform analytical modeling studies of the required system and subsystem components to determine the suitability for RAP VLA operation and do some sensor proof-of-concept evaluations to supplement the modeling. The objective is to establish a cost effective, easily deployable, RAP sensor system that can be prototyped and demonstrated in Phase II. Component level technologies to be evaluated include miniature low noise vector sensors, array electronics and telemetry, DC power generation and distribution, and acoustic communications between the array and a surface platform. System level technologies include end-to-end array design, conventional and advanced signal processing techniques suitable for a deep water vector sensor line array, packaging and deployment concepts, and communication modalities.

Principal Investigator:

Sara Wagar
Principal Investigator
2604020353
liwate@hughes.net

Business Contact:

George S. Lewis
President
2603991652
lewtechco@verizon.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

LEWTECH CO., INC.
3201 Stellhorn Road Fort Wayne, IN 46815

EIN/Tax ID: 470923713
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No