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Precision High Alitude Sonobuoy Emplacement (PHASE)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87475
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-023-1351
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SeaLandAire Technologies, Inc.
1510 Springport Rd Suite C Jackson, MI 49202-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Precision High Alitude Sonobuoy Emplacement (PHASE)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-08-C-0260
Award Amount: $79,966.00
 

Abstract:

In today's anti submarine warfare (ASW), sonobuoy emplacement is necessary for target detection and tracking as improperly placed sonobuoys can create poor localization regions. The need for placement accuracy from higher altitudes will be required as the P-8A Poseidon comes on line. Sonobuoy emplacement within historical required accuracies becomes nearly impossible when deployment occurs from high altitudes. Currently, to attain such accuracies, the P-3 must deploy sonobuoys at low altitudes. An air release point is calculated for each sonobuoy based on altitude and wind profile to achieve a desired splash point. Broadening this deployment methodology to include high altitude deployment above 20,000 ft (6100 m) would be insufficient because of the greatly increased amount of time each buoy would be airborne. Increased descent time increases error due to unknowns in the deployment environment which creates a splash point error that is too great for proper placement of deployed sonobuoys. SeaLandAire will address these issues while keeping changes to the package and production cost of the buoy to a minimum. Subsequently, added sensor systems, guidance and navigation systems, and/or other hardware must be kept simple and cost-effective to achieve the programs goals.

Principal Investigator:

Luke Belfie
Principal Mechanical Engineer
5177848340
lbelfie@sealandaire.com

Business Contact:

David Sparks
President
5177848340
dsparks@sealandaire.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SEALANDAIRE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1510 Springport Rd Suite C Jackson, MI 49202

EIN/Tax ID: 383347517
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No