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Novel Fiber Optic Methods for Sensing Shape, Orientation and/or Heading of…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
85188
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-029-0023
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 08T029
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
3 Phoenix, Inc.
14585 Avion Pwy Suite 200 Chantilly, VA 20151-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Novel Fiber Optic Methods for Sensing Shape, Orientation and/or Heading of Undersea Arrays and Tethers
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-10-C-0200
Award Amount: $500,300.00
 

Abstract:

In the Phase I STTR, N08-T029 "Novel Fiber Optic Methods for Sensing Shape, Orientation and/or Heading of Undersea Arrays and Tethers" a concept was developed for a fiber optic sensing array and shape reconstruction algorithm to be used for situation awareness of flexible undersea cable structures. Undersea cable structures are deployed in environments unsuitable for direct in-situ observation of shape or health monitoring. Therefore, the accurate monitoring of an undersea tether or array can simultaneously provide both performance enhancements and help to guard against catastrophic failure. The 3Pi team plans to extend the development of all efforts from the Phase I work with application to a specific target. Much of the Phase I effort was generalized to be applicable to any one of the four (4) length domains identified in the original topic. In addition, the tether structures used were simplified to thin-walled flexible hoses with no complicated geometry, materials, or internal structure. While shape reconstruction accuracy was maximized within a reasonable set of constraints, 3Pi will work with the program sponsor to provide the system performance necessary for the target application.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Dickerson
Lead Engineer
4107120471
mike.dickerson@3phoenix.net

Business Contact:

Joseph Liverman
Principal
7039566480
andy.liverman@3phoenix.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

3 Phoenix, Inc.
13135 Lee Jackson Hwy Suite 220 Fairfax, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 201633533
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Technology Transfer Division
P.O. Box 1663, MS C333
Los Alamos, NM 87545
Contact: Charles Reed Farrar
Contact Phone: 5056635330