Hybrid Self-Control and Power-Harvesting Tile

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-12-C-0063
Agency Tracking Number: N101-093-1159
Amount: $495,194.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-093
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
Electro-Optics Systems Division, 1845 West 205th Street, Torrance, CA, -
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Martin Lopez
 Senior Electrical Enginee
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Email: gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution
To address the Navy's need for technologies that damp/absorb vibration effects in an aircraft carrier deck environment, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance development of the Hybrid Self-Control and Power-Harvesting Tile (HYSPOT) proven feasible in Phase I. HYSPOT's innovative design eliminates or reduces the noise and vibration at the noise source level. In Phase I, POC conclusively demonstrated the feasibility of the HYSPOT through extensive finite element analysis (FEA) modeling, prototype development, and testing. POC built a working Phase I HYSPOT unit demonstrating acoustic attenuation using a self-sensing/self-controlling structure. The preliminary design of the HYSPOT acoustic tile has been successfully simulated with FEA models, fabricated, and tested under various laboratory conditions, showing noise reduction of>20 dB in SPL re 20 uPa, which is equivalent to reducing the noise at a busy roadside to conversational level, 1 m away. In Phase II (Base and Option), POC will optimize the HYSPOT configuration, hardware, and software to produce a fully functional HYSPOT system prototype; POC plans to develop a HYSPOT prototype and experimental rig to examine the effectiveness of noise isolation and vibration and to test that prototype in the Huntington Ingalls Industries FlexLab mock-up aircraft carrier.

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