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High Fidelity Clutter Model for Active Sonar

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87553
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-056-0538
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: 2009
Title: High Fidelity Clutter Model for Active Sonar
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-09-C-4156
Award Amount: $299,997.00
 

Abstract:

The results of the Phase I effort demonstrated the feasibility of constructing a realistic, high fidelity active sonar clutter model that is not computationally intensive. Our first objective is to create a library of clutter objects based on statistical descriptors extracted from existing sonar databases. Our second objective is to create several surrogate acoustic environments using range dependent propagation models and Navy accepted environmental models. The third objective is to design, build, test and evaluate a Training Clutter Model system for the SQQ-89A(V)15 On- Board-Trainer using a spiral development approach. The first build is a prototype capable of synthesizing the significant features of high fidelity clutter in a benign environment with a demonstration using an OBT or suitable alternative. The second build is a system prototype that includes complex environments and the flexibility to create environments and scenarios just prior to a training session. The final build is a system that demonstrates the ability of a training supervisor to inject high fidelity clutter into a typical training session. The fourth objective is to design and implement a Signal Processing Algorithm system based on the training model that is capable of stimulating advanced signal detection and classification algorithms.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Koenigs
Principal Scientist
8604483253
pkoenigs@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