Small Team Command, Control, Communications and Situational Awareness (C3SA)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-10-C-0018
Agency Tracking Number: S081-001-0034
Amount: $3,529,950.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM08-001
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
1221 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO, -
DUNS: 809084705
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Moorer
 Principal Investigator
 (720) 253-6957
 dmoorer@wacari.com
Business Contact
 Ted Noonan
Title: President
Phone: (303) 588-8444
Email: tnoonan@wacari.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In Phase I Ceebus demonstrated the feasibility of an underwater, acoustic, direct-sequence spread-spectrum communication architecture, including actual data transfers and decoded message recovery. All of the communication algorithms were post-processed and communication was performed with a single piezo transducer. Prototype development is the next step in delivering a system that offers real-time communication, situational awareness, and seamless transition between both underwater and surface environments for the Combat Swimmer. The Phase II objective is to develop, test, and employ a “C3SA” device that has a transducer array for underwater location and communication, combined with “off-the-shelf” modules for demonstrating similar functions on shore. Communication and location algorithms will be optimized. Close coordination with the end user will be continued in order to determine the optimal configuration for an intuitive user interface. BENEFITS: The technology developed in the C3SA program will be applicable to the commercial and industrial dive markets. Such communication/location between dive group members will enhance the recreational underwater experience. Additionally, the ability to communicate and triangulate between divers and the dive boat delivers a capability unavailable today for emergency recovery scenarios.

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