Submarine Non-Hull Penetrating (Wireless) Hydrophone

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$3,988,674.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-06-C-4131
Award Id:
75199
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-065-1112
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
N05-065
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Small Business Information
9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
945837219
Principal Investigator:
RonaldGhen
Principal Investigator
(703) 368-6107
Rghen@progeny.net
Business Contact:
ChristineSigety
Business Manager
(703) 368-6107
Csigety@progeny.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Significant SONAR detection performance can be achieved through the development and use of new larger acoustic sensor arrays such as WAA, CAVES, and LVAA. However, installation costs required to support the cabling hull penetrations of these arrays often drives the retrofit solution to be cost prohibitive. Development of a non-hull penetrating hydrophone solution could potentially save significant installation costs. During Phase I, Progeny Systems demonstrated prototype technologies for construction of a non-hull penetrating sensor for submarine use. Our innovative solution represents an application not only for use as a single acoustic sensor but to support a whole sensor array telemetry system or other digital interfaces such as video or commercial ethernet network technologies. We demonstrated an enabling technology that could enable data transmission on the order of 1.5MBit/second through 0.25"and 1.75"steel thicknesses of the HY-80 steel. During Phase II, Progeny Systems intends to further refine our non-hull penetrating hydrophone technology to develop and test a prototype sensor that will enable us to construct a new class of hydrophones for use in both temporary and permanent configuration.

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