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Low Drag, Underwater Acoustic Source for Sea Surface-based Mine Sweeping

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75454
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N054-029-0296
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Physical Sciences Corp.
475 Bridge Street Suite 100 Groton, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Low Drag, Underwater Acoustic Source for Sea Surface-based Mine Sweeping
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-05-M-0265
Award Amount: $69,988.00
 

Abstract:

A critical design feature for a towed mine countermeasure platform is low drag. In this STTR we propose to integrate an efficient acoustic source within a low drag body to perform influence mine sweeps behind an unmanned surface vehicle. To develop the optimum system a trade-study is proposed during Phase I to examine electronically-powered transducers and novel hydroacoustic concepts. The transducer design will be capable of radiating high levels of energy into the surrounding fluid within the design envelope. For the hydroacoustic option, different mechanisms of cavitation will be examined for the hydroacoustic source to accurately mimic a ship signature. Numerical techniques will be used to develop the hydrodynamic shape of the towed body that will minimize the overall drag. A key component of the system is that it will be designed to easily integrate into the Navy's current mine countermeasure platforms, providing immediate benefits.

Principal Investigator:

William Milewski
Principal Scientist
8604403253
bmilewski@aphysci.com

Business Contact:

David Horne
Business Manager
8604403253
dhorne@aphysci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Physical Sciences Corp.
2 State Street, Suite 300 New London, CT 06320

EIN/Tax ID: 010655626
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
PENN STATE ARL
P.O. Box 30
State College, PA 16804
Contact: Pamela R. Righter
Contact Phone: (814) 863-3991
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university