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Environmentally Adaptive Arctic navigation Signal Processing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-C-0337
Agency Tracking Number: N12A-016-0089
Amount: $496,910.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N12A-T016
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-09-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-03-26
Small Business Information
5 Militia Drive Suite 104
Lexington, MA -
United States
DUNS: 611628595
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Heaney
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 346-3676
Business Contact
 Maureen Booth
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (781) 862-8339
Research Institution
 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutio
 Lee Freitag
86 Water St
Woods Hole, MA 02543-
United States

 (508) 289-3285
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

The OASIS/WHOI team will design and develop a long-range under-ice acoustic navigation and telemetry system. The Phase I work has resulted in a much-improved model for under-ice acoustic propagation and an in-depth exploration of the potential for regional scale (200-500 km) acoustic navigation and communication. Phase II work will focus on bounding the design problem and selecting a suitable frequency band, source manufacture and mooring design for the development and demonstration of an under-ice navigation and telemetry system. The gap in scientific knowledge will be addressed through collaboration on three experiments including an icebreaker cruise (FRAM13), an ice-camp (ICEX14) and a long-term long-range acoustic transmission test. Acoustic model development will involve implementation of a new ice-model and validation with observations and the literature. WHOI will use existing and new data to explore performance limits in modulation, detection and adaptive equalization. The OASIS/WHOI team will build from the previous tasks to converge on a specific design point for a prototype system. The signal design will include decisions on carrier frequency, bandwidth, coding, and receiver structure. The hardware design will include identification of a source, driver, power supply, control computer and other mechanical/electrical details.

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