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Low Frequency Projector for Long Range Acoustic Communications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-066-0515
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-066
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: Low Frequency Projector for Long Range Acoustic Communications
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-11-M-0252
Award Amount: $79,978.00
 

Abstract:

Applied Physical Sciences will develop a sound projector to support acoustic communication for submarines operating at tactical depths and speeds. The projector will have a nominal bandwidth and submergence depth rating of nominally 150 to 300 Hz and 1 km, respectively. System concepts that compare and contrast a single, stand-alone projector versus multiple projectors in an array format will be assessed. Analysis will also be performed to evaluate the utility of singly and doubly resonant projectors for each of the system concepts under consideration. Lumped parameter electro-mechanical-acoustical circuit models and finite element models will be used to evaluate the performance of each projector concept. Together with system-wide sonar analysis, a projector design will be down-selected and a quarter-scale prototype will be fabricated and tested.

Principal Investigator:

James McConnell
Principal Scientist
(860) 448-3253
jmcconnell@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