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Expendable Acoustic Source for AUV Based Geoacoustic and Geotechnical Survey Operations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-14-C-0080
Agency Tracking Number: N12A-017-0048
Amount: $849,877.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N12A-T017
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-03-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-03-15
Small Business Information
317 West Forsyth St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gary Donoher
 Project Manager
 (904) 475-0094
Business Contact
 Karen Picard
Title: Contract Admininistrator
Phone: (904) 475-0094
Research Institution
 University Of Miami
 Soraida Diaz
4600 Rickenbacker Cswy
Miami, FL 33149
United States

 (305) 421-4809
 Nonprofit College or University

The EAS will be deployed by an LBS-UUV to conduct Naval Oceanographic Surveys in shallow water. The unit will consist of a housing containing a projector, a programmable power amplifier assembly, and a battery pack. The EAS projector will be designed to maximize the percentage of energy projected in the direction of the projector's face. The unit will sit with the projector face-down on the ocean bottom transmitting energy directly into the bottom sediment. This configuration will maximize the energy projected into the bottom sediment while minimizing the percentage of energy projected directly into the water column. This improves the effectiveness of characterizing the bottom sediment by increasing energy in the bottom while decreasing interference from water column based direct path transmissions from the projector to the receiver. Reducing energy in the water column also reduces environmental impact, and with the low levels being used (

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