Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$69,831.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-07-M-0338
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-076-1139
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-076
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
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
 Jim Smith
 Director of Business Development
 (801) 359-4566
 jim.smith@progeny.net
Business Contact
 Christine Sigety
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Email: csigety@progeny.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Planned Wide Aperture Array (WAA) sonar sensors for submarines are neutrally buoyant accelerometers embedded in a compliant hull coating that sense the particle motion of a target signal as it passes through the coating. Existing designs of sensors using conventional piezoelectric ceramic materials are designed to operate in the bandwidth of legacy WAA systems. Single crystal materials, due to their enormous bandwidth and high sensitivity offer the possibility of providing WAA sensors that are dramatically smaller in size and which will have ultra wide bandwidth. This project proposes to design and demonstrate the feasibility of such a ultra wide bandwidth sensor using newly developed single crystal material with improved performance and manufacturability.

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