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Very High Frequency Volumetric Acoustic Array

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-046-0512
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-046
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Applied Physical Sciences Corp.
475 Bridge Street Suite 100 Groton, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Very High Frequency Volumetric Acoustic Array
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00167-11-P-0420
Award Amount: $79,994.00
 

Abstract:

Navy acoustic research and test laboratories, such as those at the Acoustic Research Detachment (ARD) and the Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility (SEAFAC), use large, high gain hydrophone arrays to measure and characterize the radiated acoustic signatures of full scale and small scale submarines. Existing arrays have primarily been designed for low to mid frequency measurements (e.g., below 10 kHz). This SBIR topic seeks development of a"very high frequency"(VHF) high gain acoustic array which would eventually be integrated into the permanent test infrastructures at facilities such as ARD and SEAFAC. APS proposes development of a VHF High Gain Array (VHGA) that is intended to provide high gain and precision resolution in low ambient noise environments and that will maintain performance over extended deployments. The proposed VHGA uses a conical baffle with variable sensor spacing to meet the high array gain requirements of the system over the 10 80 kHz band of operation. APS proposes development of custom transducers and electronics with extremely low electronic noise to allow the array to be ambient limited even in low noise environments.

Principal Investigator:

Jason Rudzinsky
Princiapl Scientist
(860) 448-3253
jrudzinsky@aphysci.com

Business Contact:

David Horne
Sr Vice President/CFO
(860) 448-3253
dhorne@aphysci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Physical Sciences Corp.
475 Bridge Street Suite 100 Groton, CT -

EIN/Tax ID: 010655626
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No