PRELAUNCH TORPEDO COMMUNICATIONS USING ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$499,997.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
10121
Agency Tracking Number:
10121
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Po Box 2545, Corrales, NM, 87048
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Steven M Shope
(505) 897-4100
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A PHASE I RESEARCH PROJECT TO EVALUATE ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION AS A TECHNIQUE FOR PRELAUNCH TORPEDO COMMUNICATIONS. IN THIS CONCEPT, A MAGNETIC FLUX IS GENERATED IN A TOROIDAL-LIKE CORE. THE CORE WOULD BE MOUNTED ON A TORPEDO TUBE. A SMALL BLADE ANTENNA IS MOUNTED ON THE TORPEDO AND CAN DETECT OR EXCITE THE MAGNETIC FIELD IN THE CORE. TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION IS THEN POSSIBLE. IN THIS PROJECT, WE WILL DEVELOP A COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOL ALONG WITH INTERFACE ELECTRONICS FOR THE WIRELESS LINK. THE POSSIBLE TORPEDOS AND TORPEDO TUBE MOUNTING CONFIGURATIONS WILL BE INVESTIGATED. CORE MATERIALS WILL ALSO BE STUDIED AND DESIGN CRITERIA FORMULATED. A PROTOTYPE DEVICE WILL BE BUILT TO DEMONSTRATE AND EVALUATE THE CONCEPT.

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