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A Temperature Sensor Array for the Determination of Sound Velocity

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
65001
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-0828
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA 91396-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: A Temperature Sensor Array for the Determination of Sound Velocity
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-05-C-0177
Award Amount: $599,727.00
 

Abstract:

The XSVA is a 24-element vertical array of temperature and conductivity sensors, integrated into a standard sonobuoy, providing continuous estimates of sound velocity over a 72-hour measurement period. In Phase I, Aret¿ Associates demonstrated the key elements of the XSVA array concept. We built and tested a breadboard sensor module, the backbone of the array. This module will make the parameter measurement, control power, and parse data, requiring only one wire and seawater return. In Phase II, Aret¿ will develop, build, and test a small number of prototype, XSVA arrays. Aret¿ will field test the prototype XSVA arrays on a platform of opportunity, if time and schedule permit. Aret¿ has included a Phase II option task to allow leasing an aircraft or ship if a platform of opportunity proves not to be available. We also have included two additional option tasks that would enhance the capability of using a sonobuoy for a three-day period or longer.

Principal Investigator:

Guy J. Farruggia
Senior Engineer
7034130290
farruggia@arete-dc.com

Business Contact:

Philip A. Selwyn
Vice President
7034130290
selwyn@arete-dc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARETE ASSOC.
P.O. Box 6024 Sherman Oaks, CA 91413

EIN/Tax ID: 952954108
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No