Acoustic Buoy Release for Locating Underwater Instruments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18384
Amount: $484,075.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
110 Enterprise Center, Middletown, RI, 02840
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 A. Kits Van Heyningen
 (401) 847-3327
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
KVH Industries proposes to design and demonstrate a low cost short range acoustic buoy release system designed to locate and retrieve underwater instruments. The proposed design effort will address the problems of search rate, identification, homing, slant range measurement, localization and buoy acknowledgement. The focus of the Phase I effort will be optimization of correct response to address and command while minimizing the probability of a false trigger. The Phase I development model will consist of a waterproof, single channel, control deck unit with a sealed steering and range display and a sea floor unit. The latter unit will operate in a dual mode; a sleep mode where the unit is waiting to be called and an operational mode following awakening. This prototype effort will demonstrate the feasibility of an acoustic buoy release system for shallow water operation.

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