Low-Cost, Covert, Moored Environmental Monitoring Package

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,929.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
36965
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Navmar Applied Sciences Corp.
65 W. Street Road, Warminster, PA, 18974
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert M. Balonis
(215) 675-4900
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of this SBIR is to develop a practical, low cost, self deploying, fixed environmental monitoring system for shallow water areas. The proposed concept will leverage existing sonobuoy technology, previous engineering development efforts on moored A and B-size sonobuoy systems, subsystem components currently in Navy exploratory development, and state-of-the art low earth orbit satellite communications systems. The concept envisions a B-size monitoring package with the following characteristics: (1) 250 lb weight, (2) 90 day operational life, (3) covert air, surface, or subsurface delivery, (4) autonomous in-water deployment and operation, (5) and a multi-parameter oceanographic measurement capability (wave, current, sound speed, depth, turbidity, and ambient noise). This proposal will investigate and prepare a detailed hardware, software, and communications concept. Trade-off studies and analysis will be conducted to examine sub-system design options, to demonstrate feasibility of the concept, and to identify critical technology areas requiring proof-of-concept demonstration in Phase II.

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