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Short-Range Ultra-Low-Cost Anti-Submarine Sensors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
63519
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
03SB1-0347
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SI2 Technologies
267 Boston Road North Billerica, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Short-Range Ultra-Low-Cost Anti-Submarine Sensors
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R148
Award Amount: $795,926.00
 

Abstract:

SI2 Technologies, Inc. (SI2) proposes the use of an innovative Large-N array of sensor suites for littoral water ASW. The SI2 concept utilizes small sensors with passive and active sonar to detect modern diesel submarines operating on batteries. Using both active and passive sonar provides the system with an extremely low false alarm rate (FAR). Hundreds to thousands of these sensors may be deployed in littoral waters in a specific pattern such as a multi-mile barrier. Since each of SI2's sensors has only a short active sonar range, they are free of the acoustic multi-path problem that plagues conventional sonobuoys. Hence, SI2's sensor array is less prone to be "fooled" by spurious signals (e.g., due to ocean debris or temperature gradients). Cost effectively fabricating large numbers of these sensor suites is now possible due to SI2's state-of-the-art system integrated manufacturing techniques.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathan Towle
Principal Investigator
9786062601
jtowle@si2technologies.com

Business Contact:

Joseph Kunze
President
9786062601
jkunze@si2technologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SI2 TECHNOLOGIES
200 Turnpike Road Chelmsford, MA 01824

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