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Magnetic Noise Mitigation on an Agile UAV

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82548
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-030-0387
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
1550 Crystal Drive Suite 703 Arlington, VA 22202-4139
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Magnetic Noise Mitigation on an Agile UAV
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-08-C-0214
Award Amount: $748,099.00
 

Abstract:

In Phase II of this SBIR program, Arete Associates proposes to demonstrate the Inboard Magnetic Quieting System (IMaQS) and develop the Electric Magnetic Matched Field Tracker (EMMFT) as two complementary aspects of a next-generation magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) system that will enable anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft to search, localize, detect, and track submerged targets more effectively. IMaQS will eliminate the need for a towed sensor by utilizing a suite of auxiliary motion and noise sensors to reduce inboard noise on a small platform to levels equal or superior to current fixed wing MAD systems and have the additional benefit of robust performance during maneuvers. EMMFT will use the IMaQS-compensated magnetic field data to detect and continually improve localization on the target throughout any maneuvers, exploiting electric dipole signatures in addition to the traditional magnetic dipole moment. These breakthroughs will open the possibility of littoral ASW missions carried out by small, highly maneuverable platforms such as the Fire Scout against modern, small targets.

Principal Investigator:

Paul W. Carter
Corporate Senior Scientis
8188852263
carter@arete.com

Business Contact:

Curt Harkless
Vice President
8188852200
charkless@arete.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARETE ASSOC.
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA 91306

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