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Hydrophone Incorporating Open Architecture Telemetry

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-20-C-0801
Agency Tracking Number: N201-062-0351
Amount: $140,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N201-062
Solicitation Number: 20.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-07-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-01-11
Small Business Information
5933 N. Route 220 HWY
Linden, PA 17744-7703
United States
DUNS: 028856420
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gregory Bower
 (570) 322-2700
 gbower@qortek.com
Business Contact
 Zachary Stimely
Phone: (570) 322-2700
Email: zstimely@qortek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

As anti-submarine warfare (ASW) technologies expanded rapidly during the Cold War, towed array systems such as Surveillance Towed Array Sonar System (SURTASS) were deployed with outstanding success at detecting submarines. Later TB-29(A) and TB-34 along with the Multi-Function Towed Array (MFTA) have further increased detection capabilities. This proposal aims to reduce the cost of hydrophone integration into the towed arrays and to complete a study on the optimal design and functionality of the hydrophone.  A significant cost of towed arrays is derived from touch time for assembly of the towed array from the multiple components.  To help reduce costs, a program which standardizes the components of the hydrophone and also reduces the needed assembly time will be implement with the design of the proposed hydrophone.  The program objective is to integrate the ceramic elements with embedded electronics in order to provide a better solution for the Acoustic Channel Assembly (ACA) following the Open Architecture Telemetry standardization.

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