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Multiple Source Capable Miniature Directional Acoustic Receiver

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-07-C-0030
Agency Tracking Number: N051-008-0270
Amount: $1,054,630.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-008
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-01-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-01-09
Small Business Information
65 West Street Road Suite B-104
Warminster, PA 18974
United States
DUNS: 095275343
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James McEachern
 Principal Investigator
 (215) 675-4900
Business Contact
 Robert Bauder
Title: Vice President
Phone: (610) 619-7443
Research Institution

Sonobuoy size and weight are critical issues for ASW helicopters and for the ships from which they operate. The Multiple Source Capable Miniature Directional Acoustic Receiver (MSCMDAR), sized to fit the MJU-10 size (2.0 inches by 2.5 inches by 8.0 inches) will allow the MH-60R helicopter to carry sufficient sonobuoys to deploy a multistatic active acoustic field. Additionally it will provide a receiver capability to support ALFS, AN.SQS-53C, AN/SQS-56 and DICASS acoustic sources. This Phase II SBIR proposal addresses the further development of technologies identified in Phase I including the design, fabrication, calibration and demonstration of a single-crystal two axis directional sensor plus hydrophone with an integral compass and integral buoy electronics. The miniature sensor will be integrated with a sonobuoy suspension and deployment and hydromechanical performance will be demonstrated. The full extent of deployment issues will be addressed, including an innovative launcher development and demonstration, compact inflation system and a ram inflated ballute. A power efficient RF link will be demonstrated which includes error correction code and GMSK modulation. Additionally in water deployment will be developed and demonstrated in the laboratory. A marketing strategy will be developed to transition the technology to other potential customers beyond the ASW community.

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