Marine Mammal Mitigation Miniature Acoustic Detection Subsystem (MADS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0195
Agency Tracking Number: N093-167-0417
Amount: $149,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N093-167
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Applied Physical Sciences Corp.
475 Bridge Street, Suite 100, Groton, CT, 06340
DUNS: 112716357
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bruce Abraham
 Principal Scientist
 (860) 448-3253
 babraham@aphysci.com
Business Contact
 David Horne
Title: Sr Vice President/CFO
Phone: (860) 448-3253
Email: dhorne@aphysci.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Applied Physical Sciences Corp. proposes to develop a Marine Mammal Mitigation Miniature Acoustic Detection Subsystem (MADS) for the AN/SSQ-125 active source sonobuoy or similar system. MADS will consist of a miniature high-frequency active sonar array for detection and tracking of marine mammals within a nominal 300-m standoff distance from the high-power sonobuoy source. An initial design and performance predictions will be developed in the phase I base effort. A section of the receive array will be fabricated and tested in the phase I option. Phase II will demonstrate an autonomous detection system with a larger form factor and phase III will fully integrate MADS into the AN/SSQ-125 or other target sonobuoy. The designer and eventual manufacturer of the AN/SSQ-125, Ultra Electronics Undersea Sensor Systems, Inc., will provide support in phases I and II and is the phase III transition partner.

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