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3-inch SONAR Countermeasure

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-20-C-0956
Agency Tracking Number: N191-022-0480
Amount: $599,834.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N191-022
Solicitation Number: 19.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-09-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-09-17
Small Business Information
40 Willard Street
Quincy, MA 02169-1252
United States
DUNS: 101163707
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Butler
 (781) 383-2002
 jbutler@imageacoustics.com
Business Contact
 Victoria Curtis
Phone: (781) 383-2002
Email: vcurtis@imageacoustics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The proposed low frequency 3-inch diameter transducer achieves the desired response that previously required a 6-inch diameter transducer. We will fabricate and test the optimized transducer designs with single crystal and textured ceramic drive material. A Trioid design will be used in CH1 and an LCAT design will be used in CH2. Our team will perform trade-off studies to determine the best path forward for Phase II. The trade-offs will include source level versus endurance, cost and risk. A possible outcome of the trade-off studies is a mix of textured ceramic and single crystal transducer designs.  The system will be tested with magnetics, power amplifier and signal generator, and will be driven with signal types used in actual fleet operation. During the Phase II Option, we will optimize the design, and build and test additional prototypes. The testing may include launches from Ultra’s portable launcher as well as NUWC’s launch facility.

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