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Advanced Forward Looking Sonar for Unmanned Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70007
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-051-1150
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sonatech, Inc.
879 Ward Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2920
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Advanced Forward Looking Sonar for Unmanned Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00164-05-C-6090
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 have mines and other obstacles. Operating without an FLS poses a significant risk to the vehicle and therefore to the RMS mission. The addition of an FLS to the RMV will eliminate this risk. Sonatech is in a unique position to manufacture a prototype FLS system for the RMS application that incorporates the state-of-the-art technology and features of the design developed by Sonatech in Phase I of this project. This is because Sonatech has extensive experience in high-performance FLS design and manufacture for a number of critical applications. Sonatech has successfully completed Phase I of the program by proving the feasibility of the concept with transducer prototypes test data, system performance analyses, system design specification which all serve as the basis for the production of a prototype FLS in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Chester loggins
Staff Scientist
8056811431
loggins@sonatech.com

Business Contact:

Mark Shaw
Business Manager
8056811431
shaw@sonatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SONATECH, INC.
879 Ward Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93111

EIN/Tax ID: 952850460
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No