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Low Cost, Reliable Towed Sensors Handling Systems

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-043
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
3 Phoenix, Inc.
14585 Avion Pwy Suite 200 Chantilly, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Low Cost, Reliable Towed Sensors Handling Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-10-C-0002
Award Amount: $79,998.00


The proposed Phase I investigation is expected to yield innovative technologies for development of a novel approach to array handling systems based on a totally different design for retrieving, deploying, storing and managing submarine towed array systems. The concept is based on the principles of a simple machine. This non-traditional system dramatically lowers the mechanical stresses on the towed array while providing great flexibility in control and drive systems. Additionally, this concept is very amenable to various installation locations on the submarine. 3 Phoenix has extensive experience with submarine towed arrays and handling systems, including damage assessment of telemetry electronics caused by current handling systems, and has been successful in transitioning leading edge technology to defense applications. We anticipate that the results of this effort will demonstrate the feasibility of the system approach and the path to implementation.

Principal Investigator:

John Jamieson
Chief Engineer

Business Contact:

Joseph Liverman
Small Business Information at Submission:

3 Phoenix, Inc.
13135 Lee Jackson Hwy Suite 220 Fairfax, VA 22033

EIN/Tax ID: 201633533
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No