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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,726.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-09-C-0328
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-009-0325
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-009
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation
65 West Street Road, Building C, Warminster, PA, 18974
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
095275343
Principal Investigator:
James McEachern
Principal Investigator
(215) 675-4900
mceachern@navmar.com
Business Contact:
Robert Bauder
Principal Investigator
(610) 619-7443
bauder@navmar.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II study deals with the development of a noise-cancellation technique that employs a reference sensor to reduce geomagnetic noise at an airborne MAD sensor. The Geomagnetic Reference Sensor System (GRSS) 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. In Phase II, a GRSS laboratory breadboard will be fabricated based on the Phase I and Option test results. All of the ancillary sensors will be integrated into the system. The motion noise floor specified in the N08-009 Topic description will be demonstrated in a test environment. The coherent noise reduction of the geomagnetic noise will be demonstrated using the GRSS in at least one deep-water field test. The development of sensors that may be suitable for this application will be monitored throughout the course of the program.

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