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Temperature Sensing Submarine ISR Buoy / Surface Ship Sensor Tow Cable

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0522
Agency Tracking Number: N18A-017-0113
Amount: $999,944.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N18A-T017
Solicitation Number: 18.A
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-08-31
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 1206
Kailua, HI 96734
United States
DUNS: 066271768
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Veenstra
 Subsea Technology Manager
 (808) 259-8871
Business Contact
 Michael Nedbal
Phone: (808) 259-8871
Research Institution
 Georgia Tech Research Corporation
 Timothy Gehret Timothy Gehret
505 Tenth St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

 (404) 594-0950
 Nonprofit College or University

The U.S. Navy currently utilizes a number of towed systems from surface ship and submarines for sensing and communication applications. In a number of these cases, a tow cable extends either down from a surface ship or up from a submarine through the upper part of the water column where seawater temperature can be both highly variable vs. depth and dynamic in time and geographic location. Having an accurate (<0.5°C), real-time means of measuring the seawater temperature in this upper part of the water column will provide critical information to improve vulnerability assessments, as well as speed of sound values for acoustic surveillance systems. Leveraging recent advances Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) systems that interrogate the temperature sensing fiber and our cable development partner’s proven design and fabrication experience developing specialty cable for Navy applications, the Makai team will focus on developing and demonstrating a temperature sensing tow cable at-sea.

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