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High Resolution Underwater Passive Threat Detection System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC050124
Agency Tracking Number: 0511138
Amount: $99,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB05.1-004
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-06-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2520 W. 237th Street
Torrance, CA 90505
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Alexander Trunov
 (310) 530-7130
Business Contact
 Robert Lieberman
Phone: (310) 530-7130
Research Institution

We propose to develop a highly sensitive, low cost system for underwater perimeter control. The setup, designed for protection of waterside facilities and infrastructure, consists of a fiber-optic cable placed in front of a critical or high-value asset, connected to a compact readout system. A single source sends out acoustic sonar pulses. Sensor structures embedded in the fiber in conjunction with innovative mechanical features and a novel readout system form an ultra-sensitive distributed detector for backreflections of any approaching object. A sophisticated data processing algorithm reconstructs the features of the possible intruder, compares it to its decision table and triggers an alarm if indicated. Built-in temperature compensation and self-referencing will allow reliable measurements in diverse environmental conditions. In Phase I, IOS will develop a working model of the sensing array and deliver it to HSARPA for demonstration. A fully functional prototype will be developed and demonstrated in Phase II.

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