Acoustic Intercept Receiver for Naval Special Warfare Undersea Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,801.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0364
Award Id:
90280
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-012-0024
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
879 Ward Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, 93111
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
063802250
Principal Investigator:
Mark Shaw
Vice President
(805) 690-5483
shaw@sonatech.com
Business Contact:
Mark Rockwood
Strategic Development Manager
(805) 690-5432
mrockwood@sonatech.com
Research Institution:
Pennsylvania State University
Dan Brown
Applied Research Laboratory
P.O. Box 30
State College, PA, 16804
(814) 865-1193
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Naval Special Warfare (NSW) teams often use underwater vehicles (UVs) for clandestine transport into highly sensitive littoral areas. The current sonar suites on the existing vehicles do not include a system for detecting and identifying active sonar transmissions, making the vehicle and the SEALs susceptible to detection by active sonar systems on manned and unmanned surface and subsurface surveillance platforms used in these areas. This proposal addresses the requirement for a very wide band Acoustic Intercept Receiver (AIR) for detecting and locating these active sonar systems. Discussions include considerations for the Arrays, Detection Algorithms, Signal Processing, and Electronics. The design proposed is preliminary and requires additional testing and simulation for verification of performance. However, it represents a potential approach that addresses all of the specifications and design considerations discussed below. Ultimately, the system will fit in the confines of existing and future undersea vehicles, minimize the power requirements, and interface with existing vehicle systems such as command, control, and communications. It will provide sufficient source bearing accuracy and emission characteristics to allow identification and classification of the emission as a threat emission so that tactical decisions can be made.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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