Shape-shifting Array for Military Underwater Sonar

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0414
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-181-0332
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, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator:
Martin Lopez
Sr. Electrical Engineer
(310) 320-3088
ITProposals@poc.com
Business Contact:
Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
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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