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Vector Array Buoy Detection System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC060030
Agency Tracking Number: 0521155
Amount: $99,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB05.2-003
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-12-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-06-30
Small Business Information
475 Bridge Street Suite 100
Groton, CT 06340-3780
United States
DUNS: 112716357
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Bruce Abraham
 Principal Scientist
 (860) 440-3253
Business Contact
 David Horne
Title: Vice President/Business Manager
Phone: (860) 440-3253
Research Institution

Applied Physical Sciences Corp. will develop a distributed buoy detection system using an advanced acoustic receiver. The sonar array will consist of a vertical line of vector hydrophones to maximize gain against unwanted ambient noise and provide 20+nm detection ranges for targets of interest. Additionally the single vector vertical line array will provide target bearing and tracking data that can be correlated with data from other buoys to provide localization and aid in classification. A novel low-power detection system will enable long service life while not sacrificing performance. When triggered, the detector will switch on a computer that will process the vector sensor data to determine if the contact is one of a desired set to track. A satellite link will provide timely, reliable, and low-cost communications with a shore- or ship-based station.

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