Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Underwater Secure Text Messaging and Diver Locater

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,913.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0273
Award Id:
95155
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-034-0070
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T034
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3365 Mauricia Avenue, Santa Clara, CA, 95051
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
808453588
Principal Investigator:
WilliamDeninger
CTO
(408) 242-7026
william.deninger@yottanav.com
Business Contact:
JosephSchlesselman
PM
(408) 930-5048
joe.schlesselman@yottanav.com
Research Institute:
The Ohio State University
Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska
470 Hitchcock Hall
2070 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH, 43210
(614) 292-8787

Abstract
Yotta Navigation and The Ohio State University propose to develop a complete diver text messaging and locator system. The system will securely transmit preformatted and free-text messages, and will be able to accurately determine range and bearing, at distances of up to 1000 meters. This system consists of two major components. An ultrasonic cylindrical array, mounted on a swimmer delivery vehicle or similar platform, serves as a central node. This central node both communicates with and determines the location of individual divers on the system's acoustic data network. Individual divers carry a small portable device which contains an integrated miniature inertial navigation system, an ultrasonic transducer for communication, as well as a full-color graphical user interface. The system will build on previous research and development work conducted by Yotta Navigation, and will take advantage of the substantial modeling, simulation, and test capabilities developed by Ohio State University. As a result, an initial prototype system can be developed by the conclusion of Phase I.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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