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Multi-Modal Sensor for Tactical Marine Surveillance

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-019-0689a
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N091-019
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Small Business Information
Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.
10070 Barnes Canyon Road San Diego, CA 92121
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Multi-Modal Sensor for Tactical Marine Surveillance
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-12-C-0005
Award Amount: $2,999,860.00
 

Abstract:

ISL Inc. teamed with APS and ERAPSCO in Phase I to explore the benefits of an underwater sensor that collects both acoustic and electric field (E-field) signals. Exploitation of both signals offers new possibilities for sensor cueing, data fusion, and classification. In Phase II, data were collected against actual targets, and the advantages of dual-signal data fusion was confirmed, in increased detections, false alarm reduction, vessel classification and kinematic tracking. The Phase 2.5 program will design, fabricate and test an A-size prototype of a combined E-field/acoustic sonobuoy, that is air-launchable. ISL and ERAPSCO will work together to finalize the sonobuoy design begun in Phase II, and fabricate it into an A-size prototype. The E-field electronics, mechanical electrode deployment and data communications will be integrated into a DIFAR SSQ-53 electronic and physical framework. Extensive lab and at-sea testing will be accomplished, and prototype sonobuoys will be launched against a target in a 2012 Fleet test. Finally, preliminary air-worthiness evaluations will be conducted, in preparation for final air and sea tests to be accomplished in Phase 3. At that time, the sonobuoys will be ready for air-launched intelligence data collections as their first application.

Principal Investigator:

Jeff Ridgway
Principal Investigator
(858) 373-2775
jridgway@islinc.com

Business Contact:

Nicole Sanese
Sr. Contract Administrato
(858) 373-2711
nsanese@islinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.
10070 Barnes Canyon Road San Diego, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541198316
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No