Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$481,003.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-05-C-0033
Agency Tracking Number:
N02-066-03
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
BTECH ACOUSTICS
17 Surrey Rd, Barrington, RI, 02806
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
031744712
Principal Investigator:
David Brown
Director of Research
(401) 245-2282
dbAcoustics@cox.net
Business Contact:
David Brown
President
(401) 245-2282
dbAcoustics@cox.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This project is the development of a single crystal underwater acoustic modem transducer for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) which is compact in size, operates at low to moderately low center frequencies, in a broad band frequency range to accommodate state-of-the-art binary, FSK and spread spectrum signaling schemes that promote covertness. The device exploits the high coupling coefficient and low sound speed of single crystal piezoelectric materials and provides operation with high efficiency, broad bandwidth having high power factor, and is in a compact form-factor that minimizes the impact of unwanted hydrodynamic drag.

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