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3D Acoustic Model for Geometrically Constrained Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-17-C-0553
Agency Tracking Number: N16A-018-0011
Amount: $1,999,445.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N16A-T018
Solicitation Number: 16.A
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-09-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-09-04
Small Business Information
12625 High Bluff Dr. STE 211
San Diego, CA 92130
United States
DUNS: 167663223
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael B Porter
 Pres. and CEO
 (858) 336-9341
Business Contact
 Michael Porter
Phone: (858) 457-0800
Research Institution
 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
 Tim Duda Tim Duda
266 Woods Hole Rd. MS#11
Woods Hole, MA 02543
United States

 (508) 289-2495
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

Systems that operate in constrained environments depend on the acoustics in several ways. Harbor defense systems detect intruders (peopleand/or vessels) by either listening for their noises (passively) or by pinging on them and detecting their echoes (actively). Furthermore, suchsystems may also form the equivalent of an underwater cell phone network using sound to carry the information. The acoustic channel may beused to control the underwater system or to provide information back to a shore-based site. For instance, the RFP mentions a Phase III transitionto the Advanced Undersea Weapons System in which mines are controlled through an acoustic comms network.Acoustic models allow one to predict system performance and then optimize system parameters, such as the location of sonar transmitters andreceivers. This project will lead to mature propagation and reverberation models for that application.

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