Water Impermeable, Easy Disconnect Electrical Cable Connector for Deep Sea Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,963.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-09-M-0116
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-063-1277
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PROGENY SYSTEMS CORP.
9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
945837219
Principal Investigator:
Ronald Ghen
Principal Investigator
(703) 368-6107
rghen@progeny.net
Business Contact:
Christine Sigety
Principal Investigator
(703) 368-6107
csigety@progeny.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Developing an underwater electrical cable connector that completely prevents water intrusion at high and varying pressures, even when the connector is detached and re-attached often requires innovative technology development. To ensure the connector can be disconnected and reconnected while the submerged and still eliminate potential for seawater intrusion and grounding requires a pin insertion coupling technique not currently in use today. Progeny Systems proposes construction design techniques using encapsulated connector technology that would enable underwater mateable electrical connectors for use with data and power cables. Progeny intends to leverage technologies currently being developed for data and power transmission in support of N05-065 Phase II contract for Non-Hull Penetrating Hydrophone. This connection approach will fully prevent the occurrence of disruptive grounds, increase system reliability, and provide for end-user safety while adhering to shock and vibration requirements.

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