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4D VELOCITY SENSOR DEVELOPMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
13466
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13466
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
RD INSTRUMENTS
9855 Businesspark Ave. San Deigo, CA 92131-0213
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: 4D VELOCITY SENSOR DEVELOPMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $250,000.00
 

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) TECHNOLOGY TO DETERMINE THE TRUE "EARTH FRAME" VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL COMPONENTS OF SENSOR VELOCITY AS A FUNCTION OF TIME BY CORRELATING THE ECHOES RETURNED FROM THE SEABED. THE NOVEL APPROACH PROPOSED IS THE USE OF A DUAL FREQUENCY CVL TO ACHIEVE HIGH ACCURACY OVER A WIDE RANGE OF OPERATIONAL ALTITUDES (10 TO 20,000 FEET). THE ALGORITHM APPROACH AND THEORETICAL EQUATIONS FOR DETERMINING THREE-AXIS VELOCITY, AS WELL AS A STUDY OF THE RANDOM AND BIAS ERRORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CVL WILL BE INVESTIGATED. A CONTROLLED TEST USING RD INSTRUMENT'S EXISTING OPERATIONAL 75 KHZ CORRELATION SONAR WILL BE CONDUCTED TO VALIDATE THE THEORETICAL PREDICTIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Steve Bradley
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Rd Instruments
9855 Businesspark Ave San Diego, CA 92131

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