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Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82681
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-076-1032
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-C-0096
Award Amount: $445,361.00
 

Abstract:

The overall intent of this project is to develop a series of vector sensors for thin-line submarine towed array applications and down-select one for full evaluation via a comprehensive test campaign. Once the sensor is perfected, a production run of eight sensors will be performed so that a thin-line towed array section can be fabricated and tested. Each vector sensor under consideration will contain an omni-directional hydrophone to measure the acoustic pressure, a multi-axis single crystal accelerometer to measure the acoustic pressure-gradient, and a suite of integrated electronics. Accelerometer concepts that were validated during Phase I will be expanded on during Phase II using detailed finite element models to predict performance. The models will be benchmarked using a laboratory experiments. The results of this Phase II effort will be leveraged to support other programs that require miniature high-performance vector sensors.

Principal Investigator:

James McConnell
Principal Scientist
8604483253
jmcconnell@aphysci.com

Business Contact:

David Horne
Sr. Vice President/CFO
8604483253
dhorne@aphysci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED PHYSICAL SCIENCES CORP.
475 Bridge Street Suite 100 Groton, CT 06340

EIN/Tax ID: 010655626
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No