Embedded Sensors with Low Power Telemetry for Towed Arrays

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,879.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00024-12-P-4051
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-048-0964
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-048
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
1510 Springport Rd Suite C, Jackson, MI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
005055582
Principal Investigator:
Jerry Cole
Director of Business Deve
(517) 784-8340
jcole@sealandaire.com
Business Contact:
David Sparks
President
(517) 784-8340
dsparks@sealandaire.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Naval operations with towed arrays have identified areas for improvements including performance, power consumption and reliability. The SeaLandAire Technologies, Inc. / L-3 Chesapeake Sciences Corporation team will address these concerns by incorporating a cost effective, high performance, small hydrophone paired with a low power, volumetrically efficient telemetry electronics. The combination of SeaLandAire / L-3 technologies will provide the Navy a path to resolve the Thin Line Towed Array issues. The technical issues and solution approaches are: Improve Performance - Increase the number of hydrophones/channels per unit length by using a smaller form factor for the sensor / telemetry package Reduce Power Consumption - Using lower power telemetry electronics developed under SBIR funding Improve Reliability Reduce the wire bending stress by routing wires closer to the array centerline and reconfiguring the hydrophone/telemetry configuration for graceful degradation in performance if wire failure were to occur This proposal discusses the aspects of the technical issues that can be mitigated, the available technology that can be applied to the issues and the relative merits of four candidate solutions.

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