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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: N68335-19-C-0620
Agency Tracking Number: N181-074-0297
Amount: $999,853.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N181-074
Solicitation Number: 18.1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-09-29
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
 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. During Phase I, OASIS teamed with Lockheed-Martin to develop potential improvements to the FPS. In Phase II, we propose further development, aiming at completed prototypes by the end of the two-year base effort. These prototypes will eliminate the PTP and upgrade both the EMATT and the RGA software to enable Bluetooth wireless communications between then using either the EMATT’s internal battery pack or an alternative internal power source (for programming only). An external DC power supply will also be used, eliminating the need for battery power entirely when appropriate, and allowing back-compatibility with existing EMATTs. The Phase II base will culminate in a proof-of-concept demonstration using improved RGA software hosted on a tablet device to wirelessly program an improved EMATT using both internal and external power. The Phase II option will then rigorously test these prototypes in preparation for transition to Navy use.

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