Tactical Bioluminescence Navigation Aid

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-M-0018
Agency Tracking Number: N082-193-0463
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-193
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
Oceanit Center, 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600, Honolulu, HI, 96813
DUNS: 144540283
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ken Cheung
 S&T Manager
 (808) 531-3017
Business Contact
 Ken Cheung
Title: S&T Manager
Phone: (808) 531-3017
Email: kcheung@oceanit.com
Research Institution
In some conditions, flow excited bioluminescence caused by a submersible, diver or Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) can be observed at the surface, compromising clandestine operations. This project describes a design for a compact, robust, low power device that will measure a bioluminescent signature, the turbidity and depth of the operator and provide a simple prediction as to the likelihood of observation of that signature by an observer at the surface. The device is simple in concept and operation and provides feedback to the user in the form of a simple graphical interface. Use of the device will allow the operator to change speed, depth or course to minimize the signature, thus decreasing the probability of detection.

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