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Fishing Net Entanglement Avoidance System

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Department of Defense
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2013 / SBIR
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Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems Division 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-1510
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Fishing Net Entanglement Avoidance System
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-13-C-4055
Award Amount: $385,400.00


Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of the Fishing Net Entanglement Avoidance System (FiNEAS) that was developed and proven feasible in Phase I. This self-powered system employs a sonar to locate fishing nets at distances>310 ft and hydrodynamic structure with control surfaces to maneuver the towed array TL-29A around the fishing nets or other obstacles to prevent entanglement and damage. FiNEAS developed to date has a dimension of 190cm x 90cm x 75cm, offers toolless installation onto tow cable; easy retrieval from the water; freedom of pitch and roll; and does not interfere with the SURTASS. Testing of Phase I full-scale basic work model in open waters at a towing speed of 5 knots and 502.5 ft length towed cable demonstrated capability to move>50 ft horizontally to either side in

Principal Investigator:

Kang-Bin Chua
(310) 320-3088

Business Contact:

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

Physical Optics Corporation
Integrated Systems Division 1845 W. 205th Street Torrance, CA -

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