Environmental Wideband Acoustic Receiver and Source (EWARS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,981.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0249
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-042-1517
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-042
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SeaLandAire Technologies, Inc.
1510 Springport Rd Suite C, Jackson, MI, 49202
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
005055582
Principal Investigator:
Jerry Cole
Director of Business Deve
(517) 784-8340
jcole@sealandaire.com
Business Contact:
David Sparks
President
(517) 784-8340
dsparks@sealandaire.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of this solicitation is to develop and demonstrate an innovative air-deployable source and receiver combination that is capable of characterizing the acoustic ocean environment over a wide range of frequencies from Navy Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft with the capability of crossing multiple operational environments. The ability to detect threats in the ocean in a high ambient noise and changing environment requires a significant amount of knowledge about the ocean environment. Since these parameters are very location dependent, a decided advantage is gained when the ocean is characterized for pre-mission planning. The proposed calibrated source / receive sonobuoy fills a void and has the capability to characterize the ocean by measuring transmission loss, ambient noise, effects of surface and bottom scattering, and provide the data to overhead or at-sea assets via a NATO radio. This environmental information will make ship sonar, production sonobuoys or other sonar systems more effective.

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