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Acoustic Temperature Profiler Development

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
26492
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
26492
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Acoustic Temperature Profiler Development
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,244.00
 

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 long-term error models for both phase-slope and two-frequency implementation methods, determine optimum parameters for a two or multiple-frequency method instrument to cover a 300 m temperature profiling range, and field-test the phase scope method with available Broadband Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) hardware in salt and fresh water to empirically investigate BroadBand ADCP contributions to phase slope and see whether the theoretical short-term and long-term accuracy can be achieved. A specification for a prototype instrument to be designed, fabricated and evaluated in Phase II will be developed.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Blair Brumley
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Rd Instruments
9855 Businesspark Avenue San Diego, CA 92131

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