Geomagnetic Reference Sensor System (GRSS) for Air Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0177
Agency Tracking Number: N081-009-0325
Amount: $149,839.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-009
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
65 West Street Road, Building C, Warminster, PA, 18974
DUNS: 095275343
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James McEachern
 Principal Investigator
 (215) 675-4900
Business Contact
 Robert Bauder
Title: Vice President
Phone: (610) 619-7443
Research Institution
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I study deals with the development of a noise-cancellation technique that employs a reference sensor to reduce geomagnetic noise at an airborne MAD sensor. This effort will include a survey of the various magnetic-field sensors that meet the requirements for use in an air-dropped, undersea geomagnetic reference sensor system (GRSS). The sensor system will comprise an expendable buoy with a total-field magnetometer that will be deployed by the ASW aircraft immediately prior to the localization phase of the mission. Various suspension systems and deployment schemes will be studied to determine the optimum configuration for this application. The performance enhancement will be validated for various geometries, search platforms, targets, geomagnetic-noise levels, and geology-noise levels.

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