Low Power Multibeam Echo Sounder for Small AUVs

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$74,682.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DG133R-05-CN-1182
Award Id:
72582
Agency Tracking Number:
NOAA 05-82
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9855 Businesspark Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92131
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MarcParent
Technical Director
(858) 693-1178
mparent@rdinstruments.com
Business Contact:
JohnYiannakakis
CFO
(858) 693-1178
jyiannak@rdinstruments.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This Phase I proposal is to establish the technical feasibility of developing a low-power multibeam echo sounder for small AUVs for hydrographic survey applications. The proposed approach will leverage innovative electronics, signal processing, and transducer design techniques with modern industrial and RDI-developed technologies to provide a system, which meets the technical requirements for the defined mission. The proposed system is expected to have performance capabilities similar to those typically used on surface craft and larger underwater vehicles, while being small enough to fit into an AUV with a diameter of less than 8-inches while requiring only 15W of power.

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