Shallow Water Bottom Characteristics Measurement Sensors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,948.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00421-02-C-3218
Agency Tracking Number:
N011-0310
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Navmar Applied Sciences Corp.
65 West Street Road Suite B-104, Warminster, PA, 18974
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
095275343
Principal Investigator:
Edward Garabed
Principal Engineer
(215) 675-4900
egarabed@navmar.com
Business Contact:
Robert Bauder
Vice President/CFO
(215) 675-4900
bobb@navmar.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"Shallow Water Bottom Characteristics Measurement Sensors (SWBCMS)has completed a successful Phase I SBIR and is ready for PhaseII. The proposed plan for Phase II is to validate the SWBCMS nearbottom sensor design via modeling in a variety of shallow waterenvironments utilizing HEP data. In addition, a sea test will beconducted to validate that the system can differentiate betweenclosely spaced direct and bottom bounce arrival with near bottomsensors. Bottom-loss versus angle will be measured with nearbottom sensors. Low source level safer sources will be developedand utilized in the sea test to validate that bottom-loss versusangle can be measured with the 185 (dB//mPa2 energy source levelin an octave band) as predicted during Phase I.BENEFITS: This proposed device will satisfy a critical need for a rapid response environmental measurement system to acquire data and in-situ measurements for accurate on site tactical decision aids, nowcastactive sonar predictions and buoy deployment geometry optimization, and perform this task in a more environmentally friendly manner with very small and possibly non-impulsive sources. This will allow almost unrestricted measurement of bottom properties viaaircraft."

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