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CORRELATION SONAR SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED PLATFORM MOTION MEASUREMENTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
1122
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1122
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Oceanographic Services Inc.
25 Castilian Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93117
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: CORRELATION SONAR SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED PLATFORM MOTION MEASUREMENTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $43,528.00
 

Abstract:

STATE-OF-THE-ART DOPPLER SONAR NAVIGATORS DO NOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENTLY PRECISE MEASUREMENT OF RELATIVE MOTION FOR USE WITH ADVANCED, HIGH DEFINITION, SONAR MAPPING SYSTEMS. THIS SHORT-COMING IS PARTICULARLY ACUTE WHERE THE REFLECTIVE SURFACE IS HIGHLY IRREGULAR, RELATIVE VELOCITIES ARE LOW, AND AVERAGING PERIODS ARE SHORT. IN CONTRAST, CORRELATION SONAR TECHNIQUES OVERCOME MANY OF THE INHERENT LIMITATIONSOF THE DOPPLER MODE. THE CORRELLATION MEASUREMENT SENSITIVITY IS GREATEST NORMAL TO THE ACOUSTIC AXIS AND IS ENHANCED BY REFLECTIVE SURFACE IRREGULARITIES. RESEARCH IS PROPOSED TO COMPLETE A SYSTEM DESIGN FOR A CORRELATION SONAR APPLICABLE TO HIGH DEFINITION SONAR PLATFORM MOTION MEASUREMENTS. HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE ELEMENTS OF THE DESIGN WILL BE EVALUATED AND OPTIMIZED. SYSTEM PERFORMANCE WILL BE PREDICTED BASED UPON COMPUTER SIMULATION. A COST ESTIMATE FOR A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM WILL BE PREPARED TO FACILITATE AN OBJECTIVE COST VS. PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS.

Principal Investigator:

J. M. Blumberg
8056854521

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Oceanographic Services, Inc.
25 Castilian Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93117

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