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Compact Long-Range Underwater Velocity Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
83479
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-036-0011
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASSETT, Incorporated
11220 ASSETT Loop Suite 101 Manassas, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Compact Long-Range Underwater Velocity Sensor
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0307
Award Amount: $69,996.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal responds to the need for enhanced underwater position estimation for its Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs). In this Phase I effort, we propose to design a velocity sensor for UUV's that is based upon our existing Broadband Sonar technology developments for the US Navy in applications for both weapon based systems and manned underwater vehicles. This improved velocity sensor is not only accurate in bottom ranging from less than ten feet, to greater than 1000 feet, but is also significantly smaller and requires less power (10 Watts or less) to operate than legacy systems. This proposal, consistent with our previous Sonar and Doppler technology developments, anticipates that the resulting velocity sensor can be capable of interfacing with both legacy navigation devices and future open architecture systems. Further, the design will be inherently less sensitive to acoustical noise that is self-generated by the vehicle, or inherent in the environment. ASSETT has assembled a strong team that combines in house skill and experience with Draper Laboratory, a premier research institution in the area of UUV and Sonar Systems, and MNW Associates, a company with extensive experience in the design and analysis of complex sonar systems.

Principal Investigator:

Galen Plunkett
Vice President Technology
7033658970
galen.plunkett@assett.net

Business Contact:

George Dasher
President
7033658510
george.dasher@assett.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

ASSETT, INC.
11220 ASSETT Loop Suite 101 Manassas, VA 20109

EIN/Tax ID: 542025171
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
DRAPER LABORATORY
555 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 2139
Contact: Ken Fox
Contact Phone: (617) 258-3134
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization