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Field Programmability System (FPS) Modernization for Mark 39 Expendable Mobile Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Training Target (EMATT)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0611
Agency Tracking Number: N181-074-0297
Amount: $124,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N181-074
Solicitation Number: 18.1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-06-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-09-17
Small Business Information
5 Militia Drive Suite 104
Lexington, MA 02421
United States
DUNS: 611628595
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Chris Emerson Chris Emerson
 Senior Engineer
 (781) 862-8339
Business Contact
 Philip Abbot
Phone: (781) 862-8339
Research Institution

The Expendable Mobile Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Training Target (EMATT) is a vital tool in the Navy’s ASW toolkit. Currently, the EMATT is programmed via the Field Programmability System (FPS), composed of the Run Geometry Application (RGA) and the Portable Target Programmer (PTP). However, The PTP is expensive, frequently unreliable, slow in downloading and limited in battery capacity. Recent advances in battery chemistry and data transfer technology open several avenues for potential improvement. In response to SBIR solicitation N181-074, OASIS has formed a team with Lockheed-Martin. Here, we propose to apply our extensive experience in EMATT operations to upgrading the FPS, focusing on eliminating the weakest link, the PTP. To accomplish this, OASIS intends to enable wireless communications between RGA and EMATT. This requires alternative power sources, including batteries with greater capacity and shorter recharge times and an AC/DC power supply, eliminating the need for battery power when appropriate. The Phase I Base will culminate in a proof-of-concept demonstration using existing RGA software hosted on a laptop to wirelessly program an EMATT on battery and AC power. The Phase I option will then define the path forward, toward a prototype FPS upgrade to be produced in Phase II.

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