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Investigation of the Debye Effect for Submarine Detection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98397
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-037-0740
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-037
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cortana Corporation
520 N. Washington Street, #200 Falls Church, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Investigation of the Debye Effect for Submarine Detection
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0300
Award Amount: $79,948.00
 

Abstract:

This research will employ existing theories of the Debye Effect to estimate amplitudes of electromagnetic signals produced by a submarine operating in a realistic ocean environment. Estimates will incorporate known properties-mass, valence, volume, and friction coefficient-of each ionic species in seawater. Estimates will be made for a range of realistic acoustic sources associated with submarine operations, covering a range of frequencies and waveforms. The capabilities of electromagnetic signals to propagate in seawater independently of acoustic signals will be assessed. This research also will use existing theories of the Colloid Effect to estimate amplitudes of electromagnetic signals produced by a submarine operating in a realistic ocean environment. Estimates will incorporate known and estimated properties of organic detritus and other sources of colloids found in the ocean. Finally, this research will revise and adapt existing theories of electrokinetic interface conversion to apply to the case of charged surfactant layers at the air-water interface. Special attention will be given to the analysis of signals radiated directly into the atmosphere from the surface layer.

Principal Investigator:

John Pierce
Senior Scientist
7035348000
jpierce@cortana.com

Business Contact:

Marjorie Moore
Director of Administratio
7035348000
mmoore@cortana.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cortana Corporation
520 N. Washington Street, #200 Falls Church, VA 22046

EIN/Tax ID: 541022146
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No