Application of NDE Techniques for In-Situ Inspection of Submarine Propellor Shafts

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,930.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-01-M-0170
Award Id:
53580
Agency Tracking Number:
N011-0906
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2200 Mill Road, 5th Floor, Alexandria, VA, 22314
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
939944146
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Cannon
Senior Systems Engineer
(202) 767-6022
kcannon@space.nrl.navy.mil
Business Contact:
Jack Chapman
President
(703) 837-8400
chapmanj@pxi.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Disturbances in the earth's ionosphere can affect systems that rely on trans-ionospheric RF propagation. Validated DoD needs for real-time monitoring of ionospheric weather are not being met by current remote sensing techniques. Our proposal supportsdevelopment of an ionospheric imaging instrument capable of providing realtime information on a global basis about ionospheric irregularities to improve tactical operational responses supporting surveillance, navigation, communication, missile defense, andprecision geolocation. This SBIR effort focuses on reducing the instrument's cost, mass, and volume to facilitate integration as a secondary payload on geosynchronous satellite platforms. Future deployments aboard these platforms will enable real-timeglobal monitoring of ionospheric disturbances affecting both DoD and Civil Sector systems.A successful effort would lead to production of multiple ionospheric imaging instruments as part of a global multi-platform geosynchronous real-time imaging systemfor monitoring structures and tracking irregularities within the earth's ionosphere. The system would provide real-time information to systems affected by ionospheric disturbances leading to improved surveillance, navigation, communication, missiledefense, and precision geolocation. Potential applications to private industry communication systems may also provide benefits.

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