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Shape-shifting Array for Military Underwater Sonar

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-181-0332
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-181
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems Division 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Shape-shifting Array for Military Underwater Sonar
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-10-M-0414
Award Amount: $69,998.00
 

Abstract:

To address the Navy"s need for very compact high-powered underwater sonar transducer array for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Counter-Torpedo Detection, Classification, and Localization (CTDCL) systems for the naval fleet, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Shape-shifting Array for Military Underwater Sonar (SAMUS). This proposed device is based on a new transducer design (1 cm diameter, 3 cm long) utilizing a novel shape-memory materials (SMM) mechanism. The innovation in reducing transducer form factor will facilitate new designs in compact high-powered underwater sonar arrays (>214 dB re 1 microPa). As a result, this device offers a very compact high-powered underwater sonar transducer array (0.5 m length, 0.12 m diameter, 20 yr), and lower manufacturing costs (

Principal Investigator:

Martin Lopez
Sr. Electrical Engineer
(310) 320-3088
ITProposals@poc.com

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
gedrew@poc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
Applied Technologies Division 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100 Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No