Very Low Frequency (VLF) Transducer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00167-11-P-0138
Agency Tracking Number: N103-223-0433
Amount: $149,871.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N103-223
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Hydroacoustics Inc.
999 Lehigh Station Rd., Henrietta, NY, -
DUNS: 057943011
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 De La
 VP and CTO
 (585) 359-1000
 rdelacroix@hydroacousticsinc.com
Business Contact
 Joyce Smith
Title: President / CEO
Phone: (585) 359-1000
Email: jsmith@hydroacousticsinc.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The Research and Development effort proposed by Hydroacoustics Inc (HAI) will determine the feasibility of applying new technologies to a Very Low Frequency (VLF) transducer design thereby extending its performance to meet the new requirements of Acoustic Augmentation Support Program (AASP). These new technologies include, but are not limited to, developing a the largest transducer consistent with the installation space, exploring material alternatives for the VLF transducer, reviewing new hydraulic valve technologies, seeking more effective means to couple the hydraulic power to the acoustic medium, studying pump and motor designs to reduce the noise generated by the hydraulic power supply while in the stand-by mode, and applying new digital electronics to monitor and control the transducer performance. The HAI math model for the HLF transducer will be used to estimate the performance of the new VLF transducer design, and the historical HAI data will be used to estimate the manufacturing time and cost.

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