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Distributed Sensor System Innovations

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82652
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-070-1024
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: Distributed Sensor System Innovations
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-C-0175
Award Amount: $445,367.00
 

Abstract:

The overall intent of this project is to develop a triaxial pressure-acceleration vector sensor that is suitable for reliable acoustic path sensing. The sensor is intended to have a nominal size that is commensurate with an AN/SSQ-53 DIFAR sonobuoy wet-end transducer, have a 6 km submergence depth rating, and exhibit a noise floor of nominally 40 dB re 1 micro-pascals-squared per hertz. This is accomplished through a novel pressure vessel, acoustic transducer, and electronics system design. The Phase II Base Effort will largely comprise of a R&D study that is heavily weighted towards numerical modeling of the pressure vessel and transducers. Bench-top experiments and experiments performed at academic, commercial, and Navy laboratories will be conducted on a prototype device. The Phase II Option is geared towards adapting the sensor for use in a vertical line array by integrating the appropriate mechanical and electrical interfaces. Sensors will be supplied to fabricate a four-element line array which will subsequently be tested.

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