Flextensional Wideband Acoustic Communications Using PMN-PT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$79,999.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N65538-10-C-0009
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-046-1804
Solicitation Topic Code:
N101-046
Small Business Information
TRS Ceramics, Inc.
2820 East College Avenue, State College, PA, 16801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
782683007
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Snook
 Research Scientist
 (814) 238-7485
 kevin@trstechnologies.com
Business Contact
 Wesley Hackenberger
Title: President
Phone: (814) 238-7485
Email: wes@trstechnologies.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The goal of the Navy is to consolidate performance of the TR-232 and TR-233 transducers, as well as provide additional functionality in a compact transmit/receive device for communications. TRS Technologies proposes to utilize the advantages of single crystal piezoelectrics to provide the high bandwidth and source level necessary to cover multiple frequency bands. TRS will team with Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems to develop a small, low frequency transducer package capable of transmit/receive. One design utilizes a flextensional mode that provides acoustic directionality. Maximizing reliability will be a key focus, as well as reducing costs through processing and measuring TVR. A cost analysis will be performed, and the transducer performance will be compared with current single crystal state-of-the-art, to optimize performance in Phase II.

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