Target Localization Using Multi-Static Sonar with Drifting Sonobuoys

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0118
Agency Tracking Number: N093-168-0284
Amount: $149,768.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N093-168
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Scientific Innovations, Inc
6 Derringdale Rd, Radnor, PA, 19087
DUNS: 042436670
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Spiesberger
 President
 (610) 293-0834
 johnsr@sas.upenn.edu
Business Contact
 John Spiesberger
Title: President
Phone: (610) 293-0834
Email: johnsr@sas.upenn.edu
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A novel but proven sequential estimation method called Sequential Bound Estimation will be used to simulate the accuracy with which the relative locations of drifting buoys can be obtained using only sounds from coherent sources in current and upcoming ASW multistatic systems. The geometries for locating buoys, sources, and targets will be based in part on isodiachrons and isosigmachrons. We will demonstrate significant advantages of these novel methods compared with traditional approaches.

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