SUBMARINE ICE THICKNESS AND PROFILING SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$460,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2298
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Oceanographic Services Inc.
25 Castilian Dr, Santa Barbara, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
R Wallerstedt
(805) 685-4521
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A PHASE I STUDY IS PROPOSED TO VERIFY THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY AND REFINE THE CONCEPT DESIGN FOR A SUBMARINE-INSTALLED ICE THICKNESS AND PROFILING MEASUREMENT SYSTEM. THE SYSTEM IN REAL-TIME WILL PROVIDE A CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED 3-D DISPLAY OF THE UNDER-ICE SURFACE PLUS ACCURATE MEASUREMENT OF ICE THICKNESS. THE SYSTEM PROVIDES IMMEDIATE AND NECESSARY INFORMATION FOR THROUGH-ICE DEPLOYMENT AND FOR HIGHSPEED MANEUVERS UNDER THE PACK ICE. THE DESIGN CONCEPT IN A MORE SIMPLIFIED FORM, HAS DIRECT APPLICATION TO SEABED DEPLOYED ICE MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM UTILIZES A VARIABLE LOWFREQUENCY PARAMETRIC SONAR APPROACH TO DETERMINE THE OVERHEAD ICE THICKNESS. THE SYSTEM ALSO DEPICTS A REAL-TIME 3-D PROJECTION OF THE UNDER-ICE SURFACE. THE ESTIMATED PROFILING RANGE AND ICE THICKNESS CAPABILITY ARE 1,000 METERS TO 10 METERS, RESPECTIVELY. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF PHASE I WOULD LEAD INTO A BREADBOAD DEMONSTRATION AND PRELIMINARY DESIGN PREREQUISITE TO OPERATIONAL DEPLOYMENT.

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