Lo%f Frequency Spark Gap (Plasma) Transducer

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$746,502.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
18394
Agency Tracking Number:
18394
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
280 Lincoln Street, Hingham, MA, 02043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Donald F. Massa
(617) 749-4800
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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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