Magnetic Sensors for Submarine Detection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$799,978.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W31P4Q-05-C-R150
Solitcitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
03SB1-0340
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB031-023
Small Business Information
NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRON
11409 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
114264351
Principal Investigator
 Catherine Nordman
 Design Engineer
 (952) 996-1629
 cathyn@nve.com
Business Contact
 Richard George
Title: CFO
Phone: (952) 996-1602
Email: dickg@nve.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
An anti-submarine warfare concept is proposed in which a low-cost and easily-deployable temporary submarine detection zone is created in littoral waters. The concept uses solid-state magnetic field sensors to detect the passage of submarines, and acoustic transmitters to relay the data to a small number of in-water receiver units. The data is then communicated from these units to a manned off-site monitoring platform. The magnetic field sensors are based on the phenomenon of spin-dependent tunneling. This emerging technology demonstrates potential for high sensitivity without the cost, size, or cooling requirements other magnetometer systems.

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