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Company Information:

Company Name: Ocean Acoustical Services and Instrumentation Syst
City: Lexington
State: MA
Zip+4: 02421
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (781) 862-8339

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $579,244.00 8
SBIR Phase II $1,531,923.00 3
STTR Phase I $299,944.00 3
STTR Phase II $496,910.00 1

Award List:

Develop and Produce High Resolution Image Processing with a MidFrequency Active Sonar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Philip Abbot
Award Amount: $69,983.00
Abstract:
Existing mid-frequency (MP) hull-mounted active sonars can be used for high resolution imaging of submarines and small objects in shallow water (SW) by combining synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) technology with matched field processing (MFP). SAS increases the overall sonar system aperture (from the… More

Develop and Produce High Resolution Image Processing with a MidFrequency Active Sonar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Philip Abbot
Award Amount: $499,896.00
Abstract:
Existing mid-frequency (MP) hull-mounted active sonars can be used for high resolution imaging of submarines and small objects in shallow water (SW) by combining synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) technology with matched field processing (MFP). SAS increases the overall sonar system aperture (from the… More

Non-collinear Wave-front Curvature Range Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Philip Abbot, President
Award Amount: $69,628.00
Abstract:
Present submarine passive sonars utilize collinearly located sensors to obtain target range by the method of Wavefront Curvature Ranging (WCR). The requirement for sensor collinearity creates difficult and costly installation problems. Thus, the goal ofthe proposed effort is to demonstrate the… More

Improved Airborne ASW Localization to Attack Using Continuous Active Sonar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Philip Abbot, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The Navy's current airborne ASW active sonar systems rely on pulse type sonars to develop accurate localization to attack solutions. To improve this capability, pulse sonars require: 1) higher source level sonobuoys resulting in larger and heavier sources, 2) higher energy sources that may require… More

Cost-Effective Mission Planning for Persistent Surveillance of the Littoral Physical Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin D. Heaney, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,727.00
Abstract:
Effective antisubmarine warfare (ASW) requires knowledge of all aspects of the complicated undersea environment. Variability of the oceanographic temperature field affects the sound speed structure and, therefore, acoustic propagation. With the development of dynamic ocean models and long-life… More

Automated Mine Neutralization Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Heaney, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Recent advances have been made in searching for and locating volume and proud mines in shallow and very shallow water. The procedure for neutralizing mines is still labor intensive, slow, expensive and dangerous. In this SBIR, OASIS and Lockheed Martin-Sippican (LMS) address the need for a ship,… More

Environmental Measurement Mission Planner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin D. Heaney, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $591,757.00
Abstract:
Effective antisubmarine warfare (ASW) requires knowledge of all aspects of the complicated undersea environment. Variability of the oceanographic temperature field affects the sound speed structure and, therefore, acoustic propagation. With the development of dynamic ocean models and long-life… More

Autonomous seafloor geotechnical property sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Heaney, principal scientist
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
Remote classification of seafloor geotechnical properties is addressed in this SBIR. In shallow coastal waters, the current standard Navy databases do not contain information of suitable quality to determine pre-mission whether seafloor mines will be proud or buried, whether deployed bottom arrays… More

Autonomous seafloor geotechnical property sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Philip Abbot, President
Award Amount: $440,270.00
Abstract:
Current geo-technical measurement systems are low resolution and generally require significant research vessel support. In this SBIR, the OASIS/WHOI team proposes to build a system that will remotely, autonomously and rapidly estimate and map shear strength parameters using state-of-the art… More

Exact modeling of targets in littoral environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Kevin Heaney, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Gerald D''Spain
Abstract:
The OASIS and MPL-SIO team will develop an exact 3D time-domain finite difference (TDFD) code for the near-target scattering from a complex elastic object embedded in the littoral environment. The approach for this time-domain code is based on a staggered grid, pseudo-spectral finite difference… More

Environmentally Adaptive Arctic navigation Signal Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Principal Investigator: Kevin Heaney, Principal Investigator – (703) 250-5753
Award Amount: $149,989.00
RI Contact: Lee Freitag
Abstract:
The proposed work will focus on combined signal processing and acoustic modeling that will ultimately enable high-accuracy navigation under the Arctic ice at ranges up to and including basin scale. This combined approach is required because as the source-vehicle range increases, the bandwidth of the… More

Autonomous Classification of Acoustic Signals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Vincent Premus, Principal Investigator – (781) 862-8339
Award Amount: $79,986.00
Abstract:
U. S. Navy tactical and strategic forces need a real-time, autonomous classification capability to realize the full potential of fixed acoustic surveillance sensors. In this work, we demonstrate the feasibility of integrating a novel, physics-based automatic classification algorithm into a new,… More

Improving the Physics of Applied Reverberation Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Penn. State University
Principal Investigator: Anthony Eller, Senior Scientist – (781) 862-8339
Award Amount: $79,955.00
RI Contact: Charles Holland
Abstract:
The proposed work will address the core physics underlying acoustic reverberation as related to properties of the ocean environment and properties of the acoustic sources, receivers and waveforms that make up ocean-going acoustic systems of interest to the U.S. Navy. Present day active acoustic… More

Environmentally Adaptive Arctic navigation Signal Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutio
Principal Investigator: Kevin Heaney, Principal Investigator – (703) 346-3676
Award Amount: $496,910.00
RI Contact: Lee Freitag
Abstract:
The OASIS/WHOI team will design and develop a long-range under-ice acoustic navigation and telemetry system. The Phase I work has resulted in a much-improved model for under-ice acoustic propagation and an in-depth exploration of the potential for regional scale (200-500 km) acoustic navigation and… More

Mine Drift Prediction Tactical Decision Aid (TDA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Heaney, Senior Scientist – (703) 346-3676
Award Amount: $79,935.00
Abstract:
Drifting mines pose a serious threat to the safe passage of US and international naval and commercial shipping traffic. In this SBIR, OASIS Inc. proposes to combine two algorithms developed under ONR/SPAWAR funding into a Mine Drift Tactical Decision Aid (MD-TDA). These algorithms include a tracer… More