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Fiber Optic Interconnect Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-04-C-2012
Agency Tracking Number: N02-107-11
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N02-107
Solicitation Number: 2002.1
Solicitation Year: 2002
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-03-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-03-30
Small Business Information
8809 Sudley Road Suite 101
Manassas, VA 20110
United States
DUNS: 945837219
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brian Turner
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 368-6107
Business Contact
 Walter Kitonis III
Title: President / CEO
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Research Institution

Progeny's concept provides an approach that has potential to make significant advancements in the field of off-board sensor connectivity technology. In addition, it has direct application to the UUV Program Office's future mine warfare efforts. The concept consists of a deployable neutral density buoy that contains a power source and a transceiver and antenna, supported from above by a low-observable float that contains an antenna and photovoltaic cells connected via a sonobuoy-like elastic cable to an acoustic processing container resting on the bottom of the sea. A micro-UUV connects the acoustic processing container via cable to the acoustic array. The UUV contains an independent power source and a homing and docking system. The UUV seeks out an undersea terminus attached to the acoustic array through the use of short-range HF acoustic transponder signals. When connected, acoustic data is processed in the acoustic processor and sent to the transceiver. The UUV Program Office variant does not include the acoustic processing module. In this case the micro UUV contains an explosive charge and would home to a transponder dropped by a larger UUV in the vicinity of a mine-like object while remaining tethered to the RF transceiver component at the surface.

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