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Hybrid Self-Control and Power-Harvesting Tile

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Hybrid Self-Control and Power-Harvesting Tile
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-12-C-0063
Award Amount: $495,194.00


To address the Navy's need for technologies that damp/absorb vibration effects in an aircraft carrier deck environment, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance development of the Hybrid Self-Control and Power-Harvesting Tile (HYSPOT) proven feasible in Phase I. HYSPOT's innovative design eliminates or reduces the noise and vibration at the noise source level. In Phase I, POC conclusively demonstrated the feasibility of the HYSPOT through extensive finite element analysis (FEA) modeling, prototype development, and testing. POC built a working Phase I HYSPOT unit demonstrating acoustic attenuation using a self-sensing/self-controlling structure. The preliminary design of the HYSPOT acoustic tile has been successfully simulated with FEA models, fabricated, and tested under various laboratory conditions, showing noise reduction of>20 dB in SPL re 20 uPa, which is equivalent to reducing the noise at a busy roadside to conversational level, 1 m away. In Phase II (Base and Option), POC will optimize the HYSPOT configuration, hardware, and software to produce a fully functional HYSPOT system prototype; POC plans to develop a HYSPOT prototype and experimental rig to examine the effectiveness of noise isolation and vibration and to test that prototype in the Huntington Ingalls Industries FlexLab mock-up aircraft carrier.

Principal Investigator:

Martin Lopez
Senior Electrical Enginee
(310) 320-3088

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems Division 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA -

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