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Lo%f Frequency Spark Gap (Plasma) Transducer

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
18394
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18394
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Massa Products Corp
280 Lincoln Street Hingham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Lo%f Frequency Spark Gap (Plasma) Transducer
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $746,502.00
 

Abstract:

1The spark gap underwater sound transducer is a 50-year-old technology which was studied at length during the late 1950's, principally by Edgerton at MIT and by Caulfield at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Originally it was intended as a low-frequency sound source for sub-bottom seismic exploration. In Phase I, the spark gap transducer will be studied, analyzed and converted from a seismic transducer to a transducer more suited for compact-size low-frequency sonar applications. This will be accomplished by integrating the spark gap source with mechanical or hydraulic resonators or wave filters. A breadboard model will be constructed and tested.

Principal Investigator:

Donald F. Massa
6177494800

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Massa Products Corp
280 Lincoln Street Hingham, MA 02043

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