Develop Low-Weight/Low-Cost AC/DC Regulated Converter for V-22 Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$591,803.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-01-C-0087
Award Id:
44730
Agency Tracking Number:
N992-4433
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7923 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA, 22102
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
072651391
Principal Investigator:
PeterNeumann
(540) 552-5102
Business Contact:
MarkCecelski
(703) 448-4213
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The effective use of active sonar systems in littoralenvironments relies on the accurate knowledge of the acousticenvironment. Current Navy standard databases for ocean bottomproperties provide a valuable tool for planning but do notcurrently provide the spatial resolution needed. Inversion ofownship and/or bistatic/multistatic transmissions for oceanbottom properties can provide much more accurate informationabout the acoustic environment. This information can then be usedin optimizing the use of the active sonar system, in essence,tuning the sonar for the environment. The Phase I work showedthat in two acoustic environments the ASA algorithm has shown anability to provide estimates of LFBL parameters that are as goodor better than those from the FA algorithm with a significantreduction in run times. Run times for the ASA algorithm comparedto the FA algorithm for the same cases were between 12 and 16times faster. While significant, this result needs to bevalidated across as broad a variety of acoustic environments aspossible in to test its tactical utility and robustness. Thecommercialization of this technology will initially focus on theNaval Air ASW community that can currently collect multistaticacoustic data in normal operations.

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