REMOTE FIBER-OPTIC ACCELEROMETER SYSTEM FOR OCEAN DEPLOYMENT

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$49,972.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
21620
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optech
360 Herndon Pkwy Ste 1200, Herndon, VA, 22070
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Clarence J Zarobila
 (703) 478-0844
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
REMOTE, RELIABLE ACCELEROMETERS SUITABLE FOR DEPLOYMENT ON THE OCEAN FLOOR ARE NEEDED FOR GEOPHYSICAL STUDIES. AN ALL-OPTICAL, REMOTE FIBER-OPTIC ACCELEROMETER SYSTEM THAT REQUIRES NO ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS OR CONNECTIONS IN THE WATER IS BEING INVESTIGATED. THE ACCELEROMETER SYSTEM PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS AND FEATURES: (1) BROAD-BAND RESPONSE (<0.1 HZ TO >100 HZ); (2) IMMUNITY TO EMI/EMP; (3) MINIMAL LEVELING REQUIRED (NO MOVING PARTS); (4) ROBUST (NO MOVING PARTS); (5) HIGH RELIABILITY (NO MOVING PARTS), NO IN-WATER ELECTRONICS; (6) LOW MAINTENANCE; (7) CAPABLE OF OPERATION IN ANY ORIENTATION; (8) NO ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS/CONNECTIONS IN THE WATER; (9) WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE (100 DB); (10) NO ELECTRICAL POWER REQUIRED AT THE SENSOR; AND (11) LONG STANDOFF (>20 KM) DISTANCE.

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