Acoustic Vector Projector Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0412
Agency Tracking Number: N102-181-0640
Amount: $99,873.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N102-181
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
2500 N. Loop Drive, Ames, IA, -
DUNS: 798683355
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Julie Slaughter
 Senior Design Engineer
 (515) 296-8030
Business Contact
 Jon Snodgrass
Title: Executive VP and Chief Sc
Phone: (515) 296-8030
Research Institution
Etrema proposes to develop a modified acoustic projector design that provides broad bandwidth, high source level, directional output, high duty cycle, and high reliability in a compact package. The design will target the same acoustic source levels as the baseline Vector Projector with higher duty cycle, lower frequency bandwidth, and a smaller package size. Specific objectives of the effort are: identify specific improvements to the existing Vector Projector to improve source level and duty cycle; develop a notional projector design by performing a trade-off analysis of different projector designs; and, in the Option, develop a proof-of-concept design that demonstrates the performance goals. Technical feasibility of the projector will be demonstrated by using a combination of equivalent circuit-based models and finite element models to develop a design that meets the performance goals. Long-term performance and reliability will be assessed by identifying areas of greatest risk in the design and developing mitigation plans to address them. Etrema plans to partner with Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems in the development of the Vector Projector. Advantages of the proposed work will be an improved design that meets requirements for ASW and CTDCL missions.

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