Compact Towed Sonar Array

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$99,538.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-06-M-0040
Agency Tracking Number:
N052-125-0153
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
N05-125
Solicitation Number:
2005.2
Small Business Information
PROGENY SYSTEMS CORP.
9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
945837219
Principal Investigator
 Dave Baird
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 368-6107
 dbaird@progeny.net
Business Contact
 Christine Sigety
Title: Business Management
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Email: csigety@progeny.net
Research Institution
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, ¡Ü 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 ¡Ü 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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