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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$79,999.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-12-M-0390
Agency Tracking Number:
N12A-016-0304
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N12A-T016
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Small Business Information
TRS Ceramics, Inc.
2820 East College Avenue, State College, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
782683007
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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