High Resolution Underwater Passive Threat Detection System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,995.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NBCHC050124
Award Id:
72105
Agency Tracking Number:
0511138
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB05.1-004
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2520 W. 237th Street, Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Alexander Trunov
(310) 530-7130
sbirproposals@intopsys.com
Business Contact:
Robert Lieberman
(310) 530-7130
rlieberman@intopsys.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to develop a highly sensitive, low cost system for underwater perimeter control. The setup, designed for protection of waterside facilities and infrastructure, consists of a fiber-optic cable placed in front of a critical or high-value asset, connected to a compact readout system. A single source sends out acoustic sonar pulses. Sensor structures embedded in the fiber in conjunction with innovative mechanical features and a novel readout system form an ultra-sensitive distributed detector for backreflections of any approaching object. A sophisticated data processing algorithm reconstructs the features of the possible intruder, compares it to its decision table and triggers an alarm if indicated. Built-in temperature compensation and self-referencing will allow reliable measurements in diverse environmental conditions. In Phase I, IOS will develop a working model of the sensing array and deliver it to HSARPA for demonstration. A fully functional prototype will be developed and demonstrated in Phase II.

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