Low Frequency Projector for Long Range Acoustic Communications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,727.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0253
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-066-0586
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-066
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
945837219
Principal Investigator:
Jim Powers
Principal Investigator
(801) 359-4566
jpowers@progeny.net
Business Contact:
Christine Sigety
Manager of Business Suppo
(703) 368-6107
csigety@progeny.net
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Continuous communication is possible only when submarines deploy a receiving antenna while operating at or near the surface. This imposes a restriction upon the submarine's operating depth and its speed, as well as increasing its exposure to detection. Low Frequency Long Range Acoustic Communications has the potential to meet some of the needs in this long standing capability gap. Operating at lower frequencies offers more range at the expense of bandwidth, and has been explored to some degree, but research in the 100 to 200 Hz range has been hampered by the lack of a suitable projector. Develop a coherent acoustic projector that will provide 50-75 Hz of BW on a 300 Hz carrier at a depth of 1000 m.

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