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
Agency Tracking Number:
10121
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sandia Research Associates Inc
Po Box 2545, Corrales, NM, 87048
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr Steven M Shope
 (505) 897-4100
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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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