Investigation of the Debye Effect for Submarine Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0163
Agency Tracking Number: N101-037-0740
Amount: $748,606.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-037
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
Cortana Corporation
520 N. Washington Street, #200, Falls Church, VA, -
DUNS: 082347253
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Pierce
 Senior Scientist
 (703) 534-8000
 jpierce@cortana.com
Business Contact
 Marjorie Moore
Title: Director of Administratio
Phone: (703) 534-8000
Email: mmoore@cortana.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Cortana will review, analyze, and extend the published foreign work on electro-acoustic effects in the atmosphere. Specifically, Cortana will (i) incorporate contemporary understanding of the data on the relevant parameters for ions and charged aerosols in the planetary boundary layer, to model charge density, masses, mobility, and effective volumes; (ii) simplify the existing models to eliminate irrelevant effects, (iii) calculate induced electric and magnetic fields above and below the planetary boundary layer resulting from an upwardly directed acoustic wave; (iv) incorporate insights from foreign work to model the infrasonic signals transmitted into the air from a submerged submarine.

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