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Novel Matrix Addressable Sonar Transducer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 36453
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 644
Unionville, PA 19375
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. William J. Biter
 (610) 444-2383
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I will fabricate a new transducer element, which is matrix addressable, conformable and low cost. It is based on the use of a composite magnetoelectric film fabricated as a hollow cylinder. This cylinder contains both the sensing elements and the matrix-forming element. This approach builds on previous work on a composite laminar maggetoelectric material that measures applied stress and will result in a new and unique sonar transducer. During this Phase I program, the composite material will be fabricatedin the form of a hollow cylinder that contains a layer of a magnetostrictive film and a layer of piezoelectric film with a conductive coating. An individual transducer element is defined by an intersection with a second conductor. The low cost and small size will allow fabrication of a large dense array of such transducers.

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