Compact Towed Sonar Array

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,701.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-06-M-0040
Award Id:
75341
Agency Tracking Number:
N052-125-0153
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
945837219
Principal Investigator:
DaveBaird
Principal Investigator
(703) 368-6107
dbaird@progeny.net
Business Contact:
ChristineSigety
Business Management
(703) 368-6107
csigety@progeny.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Towed arrays for unmanned U. S. Navy platforms require engineering breakthroughs in a number of critical components due to the demands of reduced stowage volume, ¿¿ 0.5¿_ OD array diameter, low cost and improved directional and self-noise performance imposed by UUV/USV¿_s in the performance of their missions. Progeny proposes a system solution based on leveraging new, sufficiently mature sensing, array electro-mechanical, COTS electronics and processing technologies that support a near-term, integrated, open system solution. Key elements of the our approach include: a novel miniaturized vector sensor using single piezocrystal material, an autonomous beamforming and detection processing module being developed for distributed sensor networks, a truly protocol-independent, miniaturized towed array telemetry, and a deployment mechanism capable of handling ¿¿ 0.5¿_ OD arrays already under development by Progeny for surveillance programs. Our proposed array-related technologies and design approach are compatible with ongoing Navy low-cost towed array manufacturing initiatives. An option is proposed to demonstrate two key component technologies within 3 months of option exercise.

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