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Exercise Torpedo End-Of-Run (EOR) Global Positioning System (GPS) Locator

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92510
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-056-0986
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Adaptive Methods, Inc
5860 Trinity Parkway Suite 200 Centreville, VA 20120-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Exercise Torpedo End-Of-Run (EOR) Global Positioning System (GPS) Locator
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-09-M-0084
Award Amount: $69,803.00
 

Abstract:

The US Navy seeks the development of a miniature transponder locator unit, capable of sustaining high shock loads that can be placed in both lightweight and heavyweight exercise torpedoes for rapid torpedo recovery. Currently, a considerable amount of time and resources is expended to visually search for the exercise torpedo after the end of run, and the solicitation aims to develop a system that enables timely recovery of the exercise torpedo with limited assets. The transponder must have an endurance of 24 hours, determine the torpedo's location via a GPS receiver, and communicate the torpedo's position via an RF and underwater acoustic link at ranges up to 5 nautical miles. In this Phase I proposal, Adaptive Methods proposes to design and prototype components of a refurbishable and reusable transponder that meets the solicitation's volume and communications requirements. A laboratory demonstration of key RF, acoustic, and antenna components is also proposed in the Phase I Basic work. Design, prototyping, and in-water demonstration of the acoustic communications component is proposed in the Phase I Option work.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin Kieffer
Principal Engineer
3018409722
kkieffer@adaptivemethods.com

Business Contact:

Judy Barhorst
Principal Engineer
7039688040
jbarhorst@adaptivemethods.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADAPTIVE METHODS, INC.
5885 Trinity Parkway Suite 230 Centreville, VA 20120

EIN/Tax ID: 520970306
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No