Magnetoelectric Sensors for Detection and Mapping Applications with UUVs

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-04-M-0115
Award Id:
70193
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-141-0579
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 618, Christiansburg, VA, 24068
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
008963758
Principal Investigator:
BradleyDavis
Research Scientist Grou
(540) 953-1785
bdavis@nanosonic.com
Business Contact:
RichardClaus
President
(540) 953-1785
roclaus@nanosonic.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
In support of the Navy's expanding role for UUVs, NanoSonic will demonstrate a unique, magnetoelectric sensor and its integration with an ONR sponsored UUV. The local magnetic field within the undersea environment holds particular interest to the Navy in multiple applications including unexploded ordinance detection, navigation, and detection and tracking of undersea vehicle threats. In recognition of this need, NanoSonic will assist the development of an ONR UUV project by integrating a sensor package designed for magnetic field detection. NanoSonic proposes a small, room temperature, lightweight, low power and inexpensive magnetic field detection system; a three-axis version will provide direction finding ability and allow effective signal processing and background interference rejection. The current device has a higher sensitivity than common magnetometers and is expected to exceed that of SQUIDs. NanoSonic will work with university researchers who have specific experience with small, inexpensive UUVs and their cooperative networks. In addition to working with our university partner, NanoSonic will work with its transition partner, a major defense contractor for underwater systems. The NanoSonic PI has direct experience in the defense industry on sensor, propagation and cooperative identification problems through unclassified and classified efforts.

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