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Company Information:

Name: Sonatech, Inc.
Address: 879 Ward Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2920
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (805) 690-5432

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $237,615.00 3
SBIR Phase II $856,239.00 2
STTR Phase I $69,801.00 1

Award List:

Advanced Forward Looking Sonar for Unmanned Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chester Loggins, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
The Remote Minehunting System (RMS) AN/WLD-1(V)1 vehicle (RMV) currently does not have a forward-looking sonar (FLS), or any other underwater obstacle avoidance sensor. This means that the RMV itself, while towing a sonar array, will be "flying blind" in littoral environments that are expected to… More

Advanced Forward Looking Sonar for Unmanned Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chester loggins, Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $559,423.00
Abstract:
The Remote Minehunting System (RMS) AN/WLD-1(V)1 vehicle (RMV) currently does not have a forward-looking sonar (FLS) or any other underwater obstacle avoidance sensor. This means that the RMV itself, while towing a sonar array, will be "flying blind" in littoral environments that are expected to… More

Submarine Non-Hull Penetrating (Wireless) Hydrophone

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Donald Norris, Transducer Department Manager
Award Amount: $69,238.00
Abstract:
An acoustic device capable of acoustically transmitting wide-bandwidth information through the pressure hull of a submarine requires careful design but appears feasible based on prior work performed at Sonatech. The current application addresses only out-board to in-board, or wet-side to dry-side,… More

Underwater Acoustic Positioning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Franklin, Business Area Mgr., Nav. Systems
Award Amount: $98,388.00
Abstract:
Sonatech proposes to develop the operational concept for an underwater "GPS-type" acoustic positioning system (UAPS) deployable from surface craft or helicopter, providing multiple users the ability to navigate with GPS precision underwater. UAPS has application for unmanned underwater vehicles… More

Underwater Acoustic Positioning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Franklin, Vice President
Award Amount: $296,816.00
Abstract:
Sonatech proposes to continue the development of the operational concept for an underwater "GPS-type" acoustic positioning system (UWAPS), to be deployable from surface craft or hovering helicopter, and to provide multiple users the ability to navigate with GPS precision underwater. UWAPS has… More

Acoustic Intercept Receiver for Naval Special Warfare Undersea Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Principal Investigator: Mark Shaw, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,801.00
RI Contact: Dan Brown
Abstract:
Naval Special Warfare (NSW) teams often use underwater vehicles (UVs) for clandestine transport into highly sensitive littoral areas. The current sonar suites on the existing vehicles do not include a system for detecting and identifying active sonar transmissions, making the vehicle and the SEALs… More