Single Crystal Transducer Technology for Undersea Tracking Ranges

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,533.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-09-C-0446
Award Id:
92640
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-108-0662
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:
David Baird
Principal Investigator
(801) 359-4566
dave.baird@progeny.net
Business Contact:
Christine Sigety
Manager of Business Support
(703) 368-6107
csigety@progeny.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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