USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Compact, Light Weight, Low Cost, Precision, Non-inertial Underwater Navigation…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-027-0454
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T027
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
Marport Stout, Inc
1924 Bickford Ave Suite 103 Snohomish, WA 98290-1753
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Compact, Light Weight, Low Cost, Precision, Non-inertial Underwater Navigation Sensor
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-11-M-0337
Award Amount: $69,325.00
 

Abstract:

Doppler velocity logs (DVLs) are an essential component of any integrated autonomous underwater navigation system but the size, weight and cost is not compatible with the small AUVs foreseen for riverine and coastal surveys. The research objective is to develop a small wideband DVL (WB-DVL) which offers a step change in functionality and performance over current acoustic navigation systems and which has a size and weight suited for small AUV applications. This transformation will be obtained by leveraging Marport"s Software Defined Sonar (SDS) technology platform combined with the use of novel space-time signal processing techniques to reduce single ping standard deviation of speed over bottom to 0.4 mm/s. For Phase I of this award, Marport has described a comprehensive study to validate these techniques and additional features that allow simultaneous estimation of speed over bottom and height over bottom as well as speed over water by software modifications only.

Principal Investigator:

Andy Meecham
Vice President - Sonar En
(401) 924-3712
ameecham@marport.com

Business Contact:

Patrick Belen
General Manager
(360) 568-5270
pbelen@marport.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Marport Stout, Inc
1924 Bickford Ave Suite 103 Snohomish, WA 98290-1753

EIN/Tax ID: 911994294
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Johns Hopkins University - APL
JHU Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723-
Contact: Brian Donohue
Contact Phone: (443) 778-2271