Novel Low-frequency, Low-power Sonar Transducer for Undersea Navigation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-12-M-0390
Agency Tracking Number: N12A-016-0304
Amount: $79,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N12A-T016
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Small Business Information
2820 East College Avenue, State College, PA, -
DUNS: 782683007
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Snook
 Research Scientist
 (814) 238-7485
 kevin@trstechnologies.com
Business Contact
 Wesley Hackenberger
Title: President
Phone: (814) 238-7485
Email: wes@trstechnologies.com
Research Institution
 The Pennsylvania State University
 Niki Page
 100 Land and Water Research Bd
University Park, PA, 16802-
 (814) 865-3422
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This work proposes to address the capability gap for low frequency, low power transducers in a small form factor. We propose to use newly evaluated resonance modes of single crystal piezoelectrics that provide savings of over 75% in transducer volume. The program will evaluate the shear mode material and be used in comparison with modeling and a prototype device to show operation below 100 Hz.

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