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PULSED ELECTROMAGNETIC SYSTEM FOR AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE OF MINES IN SHALLOW…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
6253
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6253
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Dynamics Inc
Po Box 1883 La Jolla, CA 92038
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: PULSED ELECTROMAGNETIC SYSTEM FOR AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE OF MINES IN SHALLOW WATER
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,435.00
 

Abstract:

A REVIEW OF SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES SHOWS THAT ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY AT FREQUENCIES BELOW 1 KHZ CAN PROVIDE A RELIABLE MEANS TO DETECT, IDENTIFY, AND LOCATE MINES IN SHALLOW WATER. A PULSED ELECTROMAGNETICINSTRUMENT COMPRISING A TRANSMITTER ENCIRCLING A SUPERCONDUCTIVE MAGNETIC RECEIVER PROMISES TO PROVIDE AN AIRBORNE SYSTEM CAPABLE OF RAPIDLY LOCATING MINES. ELECTRIC CURRENT PULSES IN THE TRANSMITTER ILLUMINATE TARGETS. THE INSTRUMENT CAN PROVIDE THE ANALOGUE OF RADAR AT FREQUENCIES LOW ENOUGH TO PENETRATE SEAWATER OF DEPTH \10 M. FIRST ESTIMATES SHOW THAT A PRACTICAL TRANSMITTER MOMENT, \10,000 A M2, CAN GIVE USEFUL SWEEP RATES AT A TOW SPEED OF >200 KNOTS FOR A PATH WIDTH EXCEEDING 30 M. WE PROPOSE BOTH ANALYSES AND FIELD MEASUREMENTS WITH A PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT TO VERIFY THE FEASIBILITY OF OPERATING A SUPERCONDUCTIVE GRADIOMETER WITHIN A PULSATING ELECTRIC CURRENT AND TO DETERMINE EXPECTED INSTRUMENT PERFORMANCE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr walter n podney
6194573201

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Dynamics Inc
Po Box 1883 La Jolla, CA 92038

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