Spread Spectrum Techniques for Sonar Ping Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0343
Agency Tracking Number: N101-005-0863
Amount: $149,888.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-005
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
Signal Systems Corporation
877 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd Suite 210, Severna Park, MD, 21146
DUNS: 958055055
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Drake Guenther
 Senior Engineer
 (410) 431-7148
 dguenther@signalsystemscorp.com
Business Contact
 Laurence Riddle
Title: President
Phone: (410) 431-7148
Email: larry@signalsystemscorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Signal Systems Corporation (SSC) proposes to develop a Spread Spectrum Multistatic Active Covert (SSMAC) sonar system. The proposed research will benefit existing sonar systems and also yield revolutionary system concepts. During Phase I, we will develop algorithms necessary for mitigating undesirable sidelobe behavior of pseudo-random noise spread spectrum waveforms, and highlight the potential of spread spectrum multi-input multi-output sonar technology using in-water simulations. We will conduct an in-air spread spectrum multistatic sonar system demonstration against moving targets. SSC will leverage unique scattering geometries, exploit ocean channel multipath, in-buoy signal processing, multi-input/multi-output sonar techniques and wide band ping technology to pursue a system that is effective, covert and have low marine mammal impact. We will conduct a system level trade study to focus our technology onto a specific ASW mission.

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