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Shark-Inspired Underwater Sensors for Homing and Imaging

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75031
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-003-1306
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sensintel Inc.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706-5013
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Shark-Inspired Underwater Sensors for Homing and Imaging
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-05-C-0241
Award Amount: $126,901.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal in based upon the belief that the naturally occurring acute electrical sensitivity of marine sharks and rays used to navigate, orient, and detect food and objects can be replicated by man and possibly used for future underwater imaging and sensing capabilities. If developed, such a capability might allow for the detection of small, hostile submarines entering a seawater inlet, harbor or channel, or allow objects such as mines to be pinpointed in shallow waters where sonar imaging is severely compromised. Advanced Ceramics Research is involved in mission work providing unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) and related support equipment for Naval Special Clearance Team 1, who specializes in Littoral Combat operations. This work also includes extensive efforts to provide new surface and underwater based sensors that directly interact with small UAVs.

Principal Investigator:

Bernard Zahuranec
Research Scientist
5205736300
bzahuranec@yahoo.com

Business Contact:

Brett Waldo
Controller
5205736300
bwaldo@acrtucson.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860640868
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No