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Low Cost, Reliable Towed Sensors Handling Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-043-0846
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N101-043
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
3 Phoenix, Inc.
14585 Avion Pwy Suite 200 Chantilly, VA 20151-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Low Cost, Reliable Towed Sensors Handling Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-11-C-4180
Award Amount: $339,669.00
 

Abstract:

The current generation of towed array handling systems suffers from additional problems including complexity, difficulty of service and repair, introduction of acoustic noise into the ocean environment, limitations in current control systems, and damage from the harsh marine environment in which these systems are required to operate. Furthermore, the"form factor"of the winch-based systems requires significant space and limits location options with the submarine. In the Phase I SBIR, N101-043"Low Cost, Reliable Towed Sensors Handling Systems"3 Phoenix (3Pi) proposed a novel approach to array handling systems based on a totally different design for retrieving, deploying, storing and managing submarine towed array systems. The Handling and Storage System (HSS) is based on the principles of a simple machine, the"block and tackle"system. This non-traditional system dramatically lowers the mechanical stresses on the towed array while providing great flexibility in control and drive systems. Additionally, this concept is very amenable to various installation locations on the submarine.

Principal Investigator:

Lino Verna
Techncial Director - Mech
(919) 562-5333
lino.verna@3phoenix.net

Business Contact:

Linda Leonard
Director of Contracts
(703) 956-6480
linda.leonard@3phoenix.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

3 Phoenix, Inc.
14585 Avion Pwy Suite 200 Chantilly, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 201633533
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No