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Horizontal ADCP for Remote Mapping of Currents

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
43560
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
43560
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: 1998
Title: Horizontal ADCP for Remote Mapping of Currents
Agency: DOC
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

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 could contaminate the profiles. Phase 2 will develop a long range HADCP using a frequency of approximately 150kHz. The HADCP must possess three critical features. First of all, the unit should be modestly priced. In situations where a single unit is sufficient, only one need be purchased. In more difficult regions, multiple units will still be very competitive with other higher cost technologies(such as the phased array sonar developed by Japan). Secondly, the unit must have low side lobes. Thirdly, it is vital to implement the signal processing algorithms developed during Phase 1 into the firmware of the sonar to enable real-time data quality assessment.

Principal Investigator:

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Rd Instruments
9855 Business Park Avenue San Diego, CA 92131

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