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Innovative Towed Array Cable Modem (INTERCOM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0507
Agency Tracking Number: N181-045-0103
Amount: $124,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N181-045
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-06-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-12-10
Small Business Information
132 Edison Drive, Middletown, OH, 45044
DUNS: 032326790
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dustin Brown
 (513) 360-0800
 dustin.brown@nuwaves.com
Business Contact
 Jeff Wells
Phone: (513) 360-0800
Email: jeff.wells@nuwaves.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Advances in sensor technology and new capabilities within towed arrays are demanding high bandwidth communications links between the towed array and the host vessel. While fiber optic tow cables exist, retrofitting the fleet of submarines to accommodate the new cables is cost prohibitive. To address this issue, NuWaves Engineering proposes the Innovative Towed Array Cable Modem (INTERCOM). INTERCOM leverages advanced 5G enabling technology and adapts it to the special requirements for operating deep under water and within the limitations posed by the coaxial tow cable. Due to highly integrated components, INTERCOM will be able to meet the Navys requirement of 225 Mbps throughput within the 0.75 diameter by 5.25 cylinder.

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