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Subsurface Expendable Profiler

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Arete Associates
1550 Crystal Drive Suite 703 Arlington, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Subsurface Expendable Profiler
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-13-P-4554
Award Amount: $79,966.00


Arete and its subcontractor, Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems, will design the Subsurface Expendable Profiler. The Profiler merges Arete's Sensor technology and Ultra's acoustic communication technology to achieve untethered real-time data collection of conductivity, temperature, and depth. This device will be deployed identically to the historical probes using the submarine signal ejector. Once ejected and clear of the submarine, the device separates into two sections, one containing the CTD Sensor Module and another containing the Acoustic Communication Module. The CTD Sensor Module collects depth related temperature and conductivity data on its ascent and descent. This data is delivered via one wire tether to the Acoustic Communication Module, which in turn wirelessly sends the data back to the submarine in real-time. Upon completion of the measurement cycle the device scuttles. Direct depth knowledge allows versatility in the device to not rely on ascension to the water surface which supports under ice measurements.

Principal Investigator:

Guy Farruggia
Senior Manager
(703) 413-0290

Business Contact:

Douglas DeProspo
Vice President
(703) 413-0290
Small Business Information at Submission:

Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 952954108
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No