Mid-Frequency Sonobuoy

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-06-C-0029
Agency Tracking Number: N031-0562
Amount: $1,113,650.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-033
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
65 West Street Road Suite B-104, Warminster, PA, 18974
DUNS: 095275343
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Roger Holler
 Principal Investigator
 (215) 675-4900
 raholler@navmar.com
Business Contact
 Robert Bauder
Title: Vice President/CFO
Phone: (610) 619-7443
Email: bauder@navmar.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Active multistatic sonar systems have become the preferred solution for shallow water undersea warfare missions. Most airborne active multistatic systems operate in the low frequency range to provide increased range and reverberation resistance. Tactical follow up to large area search and target tracking are better accomplished by using higher frequencies, which provide high range resolution and speed computation. Tactical platforms such as the MH-60R multi-mission helicopter conduct tactical defensive and offensive operations in support of the battle group. They operate in a multistatic mode with the bow sonar source onboard the surface combatant and with their own onboard Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS) sonar by deploying sonobuoys to receive and transmit the echoes to the helicopter. These systems operate at a higher frequency than where the current receiving sonobuoys operate. Therefore, to optimally operate in a multistatic mode with these higher frequency sources, a new receiver is required which operates in the mid-frequency range of the ship sonars and ALFS. This new receiver will be compatible with existing digital RF links and employ in-buoy beamforming and processing. This new receiver will be capable of significant increase in weapon system operational performance over today’s receivers.

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