Highly Compact Broadband Acoustic Sources

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0319
Agency Tracking Number: N071-076-1172
Amount: $69,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-076
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
QORTEK, INC.
1965 Lycoming Creek Road, Suite 205, Williamsport, PA, 17701
DUNS: 028856420
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gareth Knowles
 President
 (570) 322-2700
 gknowles@qortek.com
Business Contact
 Cathy Brooke
Title: CFO
Phone: (570) 322-2700
Email: cbrooke@qortek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposed research is to develop and demonstrate (during Phase 1) a new design concept for active underwater acoustics sources that uses single crystal multilayer ceramics technology in an essential way. The proposed new subcompact acoustic source design will enable maximum broadcast power over wide frequency band. The resulting design would be a fully self-integrated and extremely compact module that is easily scalable and could readily be integrated in a number of AUV’s, UUVs, gliders, surface combatants or submarines. Similarly, the self-contained unit will permit integration as an enclosure on the outside of a surface ship or underwater vessel with a minimum number of hull penetrations.

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