Precision High Alitude Sonobuoy Emplacement (PHASE)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,841.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0261
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-023-0911
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
NAVMAR APPLIED SCIENCES CORP.
65 West Street Road, Building C, Warminster, PA, 18974
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
095275343
Principal Investigator:
Carl Calianno
Principal Investigator
(215) 675-4900
calianno@navmar.com
Business Contact:
Robert Bauder
Vice President
(610) 619-7443
bauder@navmar.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I study deals with the development of a precision sonobuoy emplacement technique that employs a reefed parachute to reduce air-launched sonobuoy time spent aloft and exposed to the effects of wind on placement accuracy . This effort will include a wind-tunnel testing to assess the fluid dynamic requirements that will determine parachute shape, design and reefing parameters. The system will use a barometric sensor that will trigger activation of the reefing system at a pre-determined low altitude, thus allowing the sonobuoy to free-fall from high altitude (20k-30k feet), minimizing unwanted position variation caused by wind-induced drift. Additionally, the study will explore techniques for computing accurate real-time on station wind vector information that will be used by the aircraft operational program to automatically compute the best sonobuoy release point to achieve the greatest sonobuoy positional accuracy.

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