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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-09-C-0328
Agency Tracking Number: N081-009-0325
Amount: $749,726.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
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
DUNS: 095275343
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James McEachern
 Principal Investigator
 (215) 675-4900
 mceachern@navmar.com
Business Contact
 Robert Bauder
Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: (610) 619-7443
Email: 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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