Single Crystal Transducer Technology for Undersea Tracking Ranges

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-09-C-0446
Agency Tracking Number: N092-108-0662
Amount: $149,339.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N092-108
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
DUNS: 945837219
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Baird
 Principal Investigator
 (801) 359-4566
Business Contact
 Christine Sigety
Title: Manager of Business Support
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Research Institution
This NUWC Code 74 project will provide the research and design for application of single crystal lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate (PMN-PT) to undersea current and next-generation tracking range transducer requirements to provide the transmit and receive functionality required to monitor and track vehicles operating on Navy ranges. Current state-of-the-art piezo-electric ceramic transducers are limited by depth, bandwidth, and life cycle. An improved transducer based on single crystal technology could reduce the quantity of range instrumentation required since this is dependent largely on the sensitivity of the sensors, the power level transmitted and the signal degradation caused as sound travels through the water.

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