Magnetic Sensors for Submarine Detection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$799,978.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-05-C-R150
Award Id:
63514
Agency Tracking Number:
03SB1-0340
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
11409 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
114264351
Principal Investigator:
CatherineNordman
Design Engineer
(952) 996-1629
cathyn@nve.com
Business Contact:
RichardGeorge
CFO
(952) 996-1602
dickg@nve.com
Research Institute:
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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