Low Power Multibeam Echo Sounder for Small AUVs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: DG133R-05-CN-1182
Agency Tracking Number: NOAA 05-82
Amount: $74,682.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.4.3
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2005-1
Small Business Information
9855 Businesspark Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92131
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Marc Parent
 Technical Director
 (858) 693-1178
Business Contact
 John Yiannakakis
Title: CFO
Phone: (858) 693-1178
Email: jyiannak@rdinstruments.com
Research Institution
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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