Acoustic Array Simulation Environment System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0387
Agency Tracking Number: N122-108-0862
Amount: $97,872.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N122-108
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
6920 Bowman Lane NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, -
DUNS: 028456932
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Sternowski
 President
 (319) 447-1446
 bobs@softronicsltd.com
Business Contact
 Robert Sternowski
Title: President
Phone: (319) 447-1446
Email: bobs@softronicsltd.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
ASW training requires an accurate simulation of both sonobuoy data content and geolocation in order to maintain peak crew proficiency. Unfortunately, existing systems can generate and emit the necessary field of 64 sonobuoy signal simulations, but without the geographic dispersion of a real sonobuoy pattern (which is an unaffordable training option and unrealistic/uncontrolled simulation scenario). Thus the crew cannot train with the direction finding and geolocation features of the ASW system. Given the physical impossibility of spoofing a TDOA DF system, Softronics instead proposes a system based on the existing SASSIE/RFSonosim sonobuoy simulators that remotes the RF transmitter portion of the RFSonosim via datalink. This breaks up the 64 simulated sonobuoy emissions emanating from a single location; any mix of single site and deployable land/sea nodes can be used, and dispersed as desired to provide ASW crews a realistic sonobuoy pattern training event. The RF nodes are small, reusable, low-cost, buoy-packaged, and fully remotely operated, with all of the sensitive acoustic scenario generation system safe on shore.

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