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Low Cost, Reliable Towed Sensors Handling Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-10-C-0002
Agency Tracking Number: N101-043-0846
Amount: $149,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-043
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-07-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-01-08
Small Business Information
13135 Lee Jackson Hwy Suite 220
Fairfax, VA 22033
United States
DUNS: 140785929
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Jamieson
 Chief Engineer
 (919) 562-5333
Business Contact
 Joseph Liverman
Title: Principal
Phone: (703) 956-6480
Research Institution

The proposed Phase I investigation is expected to yield innovative technologies for development of a novel approach to array handling systems based on a totally different design for retrieving, deploying, storing and managing submarine towed array systems. The concept is based on the principles of a simple machine. This non-traditional system dramatically lowers the mechanical stresses on the towed array while providing great flexibility in control and drive systems. Additionally, this concept is very amenable to various installation locations on the submarine. 3 Phoenix has extensive experience with submarine towed arrays and handling systems, including damage assessment of telemetry electronics caused by current handling systems, and has been successful in transitioning leading edge technology to defense applications. We anticipate that the results of this effort will demonstrate the feasibility of the system approach and the path to implementation.

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