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Precision High Alitude Sonobuoy Emplacement (PHASE)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87473
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-023-0911
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation
65 West Street Road Building C Warminster, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Precision High Alitude Sonobuoy Emplacement (PHASE)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-08-C-0261
Award Amount: $79,841.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I study deals with the development of a precision sonobuoy emplacement technique that employs a reefed parachute to reduce air-launched sonobuoy time spent aloft and exposed to the effects of wind on placement accuracy . This effort will include a wind-tunnel testing to assess the fluid dynamic requirements that will determine parachute shape, design and reefing parameters. The system will use a barometric sensor that will trigger activation of the reefing system at a pre-determined low altitude, thus allowing the sonobuoy to free-fall from high altitude (20k-30k feet), minimizing unwanted position variation caused by wind-induced drift. Additionally, the study will explore techniques for computing accurate real-time on station wind vector information that will be used by the aircraft operational program to automatically compute the best sonobuoy release point to achieve the greatest sonobuoy positional accuracy.

Principal Investigator:

Carl Calianno
Principal Investigator
2156754900
calianno@navmar.com

Business Contact:

Robert E. Bauder
Vice President
6106197443
bauder@navmar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NAVMAR APPLIED SCIENCES CORP.
65 West Street Road Building C Warminster, PA 18974

EIN/Tax ID: 232054431
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No