Advanced Magnetic Signal Processing for Littoral Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Using an Inboard Magnetometer System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0497
Agency Tracking Number: N071-030-1328
Amount: $998,826.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-030
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
1810 N. Glenville Dr., Suite 116, Richardson, TX, 75081
DUNS: 144948056
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas McGregor
 Principal Investigator
 (972) 690-0099
Business Contact
 Robert Slocum
Title: Chairman
Phone: (972) 690-0099
Research Institution
This SBIR Phase II proposal describes the development of a flight prototype of a Matched-field Gradiometer Processor (MGP) for ASW, an advanced processing approach capable of taking advantage of recent and pending advances in ultra high-sensitivity scalar laser magnetometer development for airborne and undersea ASW. Building on the foundation developed in the Phase I effort of this SBIR, this matched-field approach to magnetic gradiometer processing for magnetic anomaly detection in ASW systems will provide outstanding precision in magnetic noise reduction, detection, target parameter extraction, target localization, and prosecution/tracking. Under this SBIR project, the processing of magnetic sensor data will be demonstrated to provide target information and identification never before accomplished in real-time operation. Advanced noise reduction methodology will be refined to improve and enhance detection and localization of sea and land targets. Under this Phase II Project, the implementation of the advanced algorithm for operational use in combination with the Compact Magnetic Detection Set (CMDS) will be realized.

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