Shape-shifting Array for Military Underwater Sonar

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0414
Agency Tracking Number: N102-181-0332
Amount: $69,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N102-181
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Applied Technologies Division, 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100, Torrance, CA, -
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Martin Lopez
 Sr. Electrical Engineer
 (310) 320-3088
 ITProposals@poc.com
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Email: gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
To address the Navy"s need for very compact high-powered underwater sonar transducer array for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Counter-Torpedo Detection, Classification, and Localization (CTDCL) systems for the naval fleet, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Shape-shifting Array for Military Underwater Sonar (SAMUS). This proposed device is based on a new transducer design (1 cm diameter, 3 cm long) utilizing a novel shape-memory materials (SMM) mechanism. The innovation in reducing transducer form factor will facilitate new designs in compact high-powered underwater sonar arrays (>214 dB re 1 microPa). As a result, this device offers a very compact high-powered underwater sonar transducer array (0.5 m length, 0.12 m diameter, 20 yr), and lower manufacturing costs (

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