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Compact Towed Sonar Array

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75341
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N052-125-0153
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA 20110-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Compact Towed Sonar Array
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-06-M-0040
Award Amount: $69,701.00
 

Abstract:

Towed arrays for unmanned U. S. Navy platforms require engineering breakthroughs in a number of critical components due to the demands of reduced stowage volume, ¿¿ 0.5¿_ OD array diameter, low cost and improved directional and self-noise performance imposed by UUV/USV¿_s in the performance of their missions. Progeny proposes a system solution based on leveraging new, sufficiently mature sensing, array electro-mechanical, COTS electronics and processing technologies that support a near-term, integrated, open system solution. Key elements of the our approach include: a novel miniaturized vector sensor using single piezocrystal material, an autonomous beamforming and detection processing module being developed for distributed sensor networks, a truly protocol-independent, miniaturized towed array telemetry, and a deployment mechanism capable of handling ¿¿ 0.5¿_ OD arrays already under development by Progeny for surveillance programs. Our proposed array-related technologies and design approach are compatible with ongoing Navy low-cost towed array manufacturing initiatives. An option is proposed to demonstrate two key component technologies within 3 months of option exercise.

Principal Investigator:

Dave Baird
Principal Investigator
7033686107
dbaird@progeny.net

Business Contact:

Christine Sigety
Business Management
7033686107
csigety@progeny.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

PROGENY SYSTEMS CORP.
9500 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA 20110

EIN/Tax ID: 541766108
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No