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Company Information:

Company Name:
RD INSTRUMENTS
Address:
9855 Businesspark Ave.
San Deigo, CA 92131-0213
Phone:
(858) 693-1178
URL:
N/A
EIN:
953676539
DUNS:
41426065
Number of Employees:
170
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,637,705.00 25
SBIR Phase II $3,201,763.00 11

Award List:

PULSE-TO-PULSE COHERENT DOPPLER SONAR DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,910.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Francis Rowe
Abstract:
N/a

PULSE-TO-PULSE COHERENT DOPPLER SONAR DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$490,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Francis Rowe
Abstract:
A research and development project is proposed to develop a pulse-topulse coherent acoustic doppler current profiler (adcp). this adcp will provide approximately a factor of 100 improvement over conventional adcp's in both short-term mean water flow velocities and depth resolution. in addition,… More

ACOUSTIC DOPPLER VELOCIMETER DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$40,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This research project will study the feasibility of developing a 3-axes acoustic doppler velocimeter suitable for high resolution turbulence measurements at a single point. the proposed approach utilizes interrupted continuous wave acoustic transmission with the watermass sampling volume defined by… More

HIGH RESOLUTION COHERENT ACOUSTIC DOPPLER CURRENT PROFILER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,910.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Francis rowe
Abstract:
This research and development project will study the feasibility of developing a high resolution coherent acoustic doppler current profiler (hrcadcp) suitable for measuring profiles of 3-axes velocity over short ranges with high accuracy, spatial resolution and sampling rate. capability for… More

Acoustic Doppler Directional Wave Spectrum Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Blair Brumley , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

IN-SITU ACOUSTIC SCINTILLATION FLOW SENSOR WITH APPLICATION TO HYDROTHERMAL VENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,060.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Fran Rowe
Abstract:
N/a

IN-SITU ACOUSTIC SCINTILLATION FLOW SENSOR WITH APPLICATION TO HYDROTHERMAL VENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$234,158.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Fran Rowe
Abstract:
We propose to study the feasibility of developing an in-situ acoustic scintillation sensor for measurement of mean flow across and along the line separating two opposing acoustic transceiver arrays. such a device should be capable of measuring flow components in a 2-dimensional area defined by the… More

LONG RANGE ACOUSTIC CORRELATION CURRENT PROFILER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$29,941.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Francis Rowe , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

LONG RANGE ACOUSTIC CORRELATION CURRENT PROFILER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$198,591.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Francis Rowe , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposal requests phase i funding to demonstrate the feasibility of employing the acoustic correlation technique to measure high resolution vertical profiles of horizontal ocean currents over ranges of several thousand meters. the goal of this study is to provide an adequate analytical and… More

4D VELOCITY SENSOR DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,954.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steve Bradley
Abstract:
N/a

PHASED ARRAY DOPPLER CURRENT PROFILER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,432.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Francis Rowe , President
Abstract:
N/a

DEVELOPMENT OF A MICROWAVE SCINTILLATION WIND SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$35,215.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Mr Kent Deines , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to develop an anemometer to measure the mean wind speed between two points on the surface of the earth separated by tens of meters to tens of kilometers. the terrain between the points need not be accessible and may be water, land, or both. the system usesthe microwave… More

PHASED ARRAY DOPPLER CURRENT PROFILER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$237,944.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Francis Rowe , President
Abstract:
This proposal requests phase i funding to demonstrate the feasibility of developing an acoustic doppler current profiler (adcp) with twice the depth range of present instruments. this will require cutting the operating frequency in half, and doubling the transducer aperture for each beam. to keep… More

4D VELOCITY SENSOR DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$250,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steve Bradley
Abstract:
The purpose of phase i of this proposed project is to conduct research to establish the feasibility of developing a 4d velocity sensor for subsurface and surface vessel navigational use in a wide range of oceanographic applications. the sensor will employ acoustic correlation velocity log (cvl)… More

Phase Coherent Acoustic Telemetry Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,518.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steve Bradley
Abstract:
This research and development project will investigate the feasibility of data communication with submerged instruments using phase-coherent acoustic telemetry. We will conduct a series of pilot experiment, to determine an efficient modulation method for underwater acoustic data transmission. These… More

Acoustic Doppler Directional Wave Spectrum Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$225,840.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Blair Brumley , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Prediction of catastrophic and costly failures in structural components has been hampered by the inability to measure stress levels in critical components with accuracy. This proposal descirbes the steps needed to develop a stress measurement system that relies on ultrasonic (acoustoelastic) wave… More

Integrated Navigation System Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,468.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Blair Brumley
Abstract:
N/a

Integrated Navigation System Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$339,829.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Blair Brumley
Abstract:
The purpose of Phase I of this proposed project is to conduct research to establish the feauibility of developing a flexible, modular integrated navigation system capable of determining true "earth frame" 3-axis platform position, orrientation and velocity as a function of time over a wide range of… More

BISTATIC ACOUSTIC TURBULENCE AND A SUSPENDED SEDIMENT PROFILER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,978.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr Blair Brumley
Abstract:
This phase i project is designed to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a bistatic acoustic doppler current profiler suitable for measuring profiles of three-axis velocity and backscattering intensity over short ranges with high accuracy and spatial resolution relatively high sampling rates.… More

OASIS: OCEAN AMBIENT SOUND INSTRUMENT SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
R Lee Gordon
Abstract:
N/a

OASIS: OCEAN AMBIENT SOUND INSTRUMENT SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$275,610.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
R Lee Gordon
Abstract:
Ocean ambient sound is known to depend on wind speed, and ambient sound measurements alone are known to produce accurate wind speed estimates up to speeds of around 15 m/s. ambient sound is not often used to obtain wind data, because most investigators need wind velocity, not just speed alone.… More

Acoustic Temperature Profiler Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,244.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Blair Brumley
Abstract:
The purpose of Phase I of this project is to determine the feasibility of developing an acoustic instrument for measuring temperature and other scalar profiles remotely through the absorption signature on the backscattered echo strength. The primary Phase I objectives are to develop short-term and… More

Miniaturized High Frequency Time-Delay Array Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$350,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The project objective is to establish the technical feasibility of developing a miniaturized broadband HFTDA transducer for generation of four narrow inclined (Janus configuration) acoustic beams from a single small and flat aperture with performance comparable to large piston transducer assemblies… More

Miniaturized High Frequency Time-Delay Array Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,836.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Multiple Acoustic Sensor Technology (MAST) System for AUVs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,734.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Joel Young
Abstract:
RD Instruments has several acoustic sensor technologies which are on the threshold of achieving the affordability, low-power, robustness, and miniaturization needed for autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) applications. We manufacture Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs), Doppler Velcoity Logs… More

SBIR Phase I: FISHMASS: Fish Monitoring Acoustic Sensing System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$75,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
R. Lee Gordon
Abstract:
N/a

Horizontal ADCP for Remote Mapping of Currents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$75,000.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The objective is to develop a horizontal ADCP (HADCP) for mapping horizontal flow structure in channels, harbors, and ports. This would be useful in areas where currents pose a threat to safe boat navigation. The Challenge for such a system is to measure flow even though bottom and surface returns… More

Directional Wave Measurement from Moving Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,960.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Blair Brumley
Abstract:
N/a

Horizontal ADCP for Remote Mapping of Currents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$300,000.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Not Available The objective is to develop a horizontal ADCP (HADCP) for mapping horizontal flow structure in channels, harbors, and ports. This would be useful in areas where currents pose a threat to safe boat navigation. The Challenge for such a system is to measure flow even though bottom and… More

A Software Based Navigation Agent (NavAgent) Tool for Navigation Systems Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,537.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Joel Young, Research Scientist
Abstract:
The Navy has a need for an Underwater Velocity Indicator which can be mounted on a submersible platform and which can measure the three-component velocity of the platform relative to the water at speeds up to 40 kts. The Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler(ADCP) can provide this capability. These… More

Frequency Scanned Phased Array Sonar

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,881.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Blair Brumley, Research Scientist
Abstract:
This Phase I proposal is to establish the feasibility of developing a near-forward looking sonar to enhance the near-nadir bottom survey and obstacle avoidance capability for small undersea unmanned vehicles (UUV) such as REMUS. The proposed approach isa relatively simple Frequency Scanned… More

Advanced Forward Looking Sonar for Unmanned Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,563.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Blair Brumley, Research Scientist
Abstract:
This Phase I proposal is to establish the feasibility of developing an advanced technology forward looking sonar to enhance the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) mission capabilities for unmanned underwater vehicles. The proposed approach will combine a proven model-based array… More

Frequency Scanned Phased Array Sonar

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$299,791.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Wen Xu, Research Scientist
Abstract:
This Phase II proposal is to develop, build and operationally evaluate a prototype obstacle avoidance and near nadir sonar (OAS/NNS) for use in the Semi-Autonomous Hydrographic Reconnaissance Vehicle (SAHRV). The proposed approach will combine the results of a Phase I feasibility study with an… More

Low Power Multibeam Echo Sounder for Small AUVs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,682.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Marc Parent, Technical Director
Abstract:
This Phase I proposal is to establish the technical feasibility of developing a low-power multibeam echo sounder for small AUVs for hydrographic survey applications. The proposed approach will leverage innovative electronics, signal processing, and transducer design techniques with modern… More

Shark Weak Electromagnetic (EM) Field Detection for Moving Objects

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,443.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jerry Mullison, Research Scientist
Abstract:
This Phase I proposal is to establish the feasibility of a covert/low-observable sensor system for detecting and classifying small, slow moving surface or subsurface bodies in coastal shallow water, bays, port areas, or waterways utilizing weak EM signals or field deviations. We explore the… More

Velocity Sensing Sonar for Naval Special Warfare Undersea Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,439.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Phase I proposal is to establish the feasibility of developing a velocity log suited to navigation of small underwater vehicles that are required to transit to the littoral zone from deeper open ocean waters during clandestine operations. The instrument will measure three components of bottom-… More