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Compact Lightweight MAD Towing System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0192
Agency Tracking Number: N081-001-0721
Amount: $79,980.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-001
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-04-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-10-01
Small Business Information
605 Ellis Street, Suite 200
Mountain View, CA 94043
United States
DUNS: 050514736
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Lesieutre
 Senior Research Engineer
 (650) 968-9457
Business Contact
 Mike Mendenhall
Title: President
Phone: (650) 968-9457
Research Institution

Nielsen Engineering & Research (NEAR) is proposing to develop a new and innovative tow system for the AN/ASQ-233 magnetometer. The system will be small and light enough to allow its use with manned and unmanned fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. The tow body will be stabilized to ± ½ degree in all 3 rotational axes and will minimize lateral pendulum motion over a speed range from 50 to 350 knots. Furthermore, the proposed system will not generate electrical or magnetic interference that will detrimentally affect operation of the magnetometer. Achieving all of these operational requirements in a single system is extremely difficult which makes it equally difficult to predict a priori whether or not a proposed concept will perform to the desired specifications. Thus, this proposal contains a number of innovative tow body system concepts that will be investigated during the Phase I contract. NEAR will use their expertise in numerically modeling, designing, and testing similar concepts to investigate the feasibility and merits of each and down select to one or two that will be further developed and tested during the Phase II effort.

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