Target Localization Using Multi-Static Sonar with Drifting Sonobuoys

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,997.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0164
Award Id:
98161
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-168-0546
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-168
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
877 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd Suite 210, Severna Park, MD, 21146
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
958055055
Principal Investigator:
Filiz Basbug
Senior Enginer
(410) 431-7148
fbasbug@signalsystemscorp.com
Business Contact:
Laurence Riddle
President
(410) 431-7148
larry@signalsystemscorp.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Future Air ASW will be conducted at higher altitudes, making visual, Mark-On-Top and RF techniques less accurate for receiver localization. What is needed are techniques that can provide buoy and target localization using just acoustic information. Alternatives such as installing GPS receivers in the sonobuoys suffer from either high cost or are easily jammed. Traditional acoustic stabilization techniques rely on the direct blast arrival information and can only update the relative geometry of the sensor field. Absolute positions depend on initial drop accuracy which at high altitude is going to be challenging. Field level ocean currents will also introduce errors that traditional acoustic buoy stabilization techniques cannot overcome. Signal Systems Corporation proposes to mature a new and innovative acoustic approach of buoy and target localization to provide absolute target geo-location without visual, RF or GPS inputs.

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