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Pulse Detonation - Compact Airborne Acoustic Device (CAAD)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-12-M-0196
Agency Tracking Number: N121-088-0136
Amount: $79,906.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-088
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-05-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
6300 Gateway Dr.
Cypress, CA -
United States
DUNS: 614108918
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ben Thien
 Prinicpal Investigator
 (714) 224-4410
Business Contact
 Parviz Parhami
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (714) 224-4410
Research Institution

A seismic-acoustic system can be detected from the air based on ground vibrations excited with an acoustic source, but current acoustic systems are too bulk and heavy. SARA proposes a combustion based system to create high intensity sound. The high energy density of hydrocarbon fuels allows for the creation of a lightweight compact system that compatible with the payload restrictions of UAV or light aircraft. SARA"s innovative PD-CAAD technology harnesses the chemical energy to create high intensity sound at any desired frequency. The current program is will focus on a laboratory demonstration of the demonstration of the technology. The results of the laboratory demonstrations will provide data for a Size Weight and Power (SWaP) trade study, system design, and conops design. The SWaP study will determine the ideal size for a given detection platform. SARA will then create a concept for a prototype design for testing in a phase II program. The design will include a conops analysis, which will consider how the military will deploy the technology in the field and integrate it with military operations.

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