Low Frequency Projector for Long Range Acoustic Communications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0252
Agency Tracking Number: N111-066-0515
Amount: $79,978.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-066
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
Applied Physical Sciences Corp.
475 Bridge Street, Suite 100, Groton, CT, -
DUNS: 112716357
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James McConnell
 Principal Scientist
 (860) 448-3253
 jmcconnell@aphysci.com
Business Contact
 David Horne
Title: Sr Vice President/CFO
Phone: (860) 448-3253
Email: dhorne@aphysci.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Applied Physical Sciences will develop a sound projector to support acoustic communication for submarines operating at tactical depths and speeds. The projector will have a nominal bandwidth and submergence depth rating of nominally 150 to 300 Hz and 1 km, respectively. System concepts that compare and contrast a single, stand-alone projector versus multiple projectors in an array format will be assessed. Analysis will also be performed to evaluate the utility of singly and doubly resonant projectors for each of the system concepts under consideration. Lumped parameter electro-mechanical-acoustical circuit models and finite element models will be used to evaluate the performance of each projector concept. Together with system-wide sonar analysis, a projector design will be down-selected and a quarter-scale prototype will be fabricated and tested.

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