Lo%f Frequency Spark Gap (Plasma) Transducer

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$746,502.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
1993
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
18394
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Massa Products Corp
280 Lincoln Street, Hingham, MA, 02043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Donald F. Massa
 (617) 749-4800
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
1The spark gap underwater sound transducer is a 50-year-old technology which was studied at length during the late 1950's, principally by Edgerton at MIT and by Caulfield at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Originally it was intended as a low-frequency sound source for sub-bottom seismic exploration. In Phase I, the spark gap transducer will be studied, analyzed and converted from a seismic transducer to a transducer more suited for compact-size low-frequency sonar applications. This will be accomplished by integrating the spark gap source with mechanical or hydraulic resonators or wave filters. A breadboard model will be constructed and tested.

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