Deep Vector Sensor System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,959.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-13-C-0084
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N122-113-0214
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N122-113
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
475 Bridge Street, Suite 100, Groton, CT, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
112716357
Principal Investigator:
James McConnell
Principal Scientist
(860) 448-3253
jmcconnell@aphysci.com
Business Contact:
David Horne
Sr Vice President/CFO
(860) 448-3253
dhorne@aphysci.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Applied Physical Sciences and the Navmar Applied Sciences propose to adapt existing vector sensor and sonobuoy technology within their respective areas of expertise to develop a preliminary design for a passive deep water directional sonobuoy. The Phase I Base is centered on tasks pertaining to vector sensor design with emphasis on achieving the stringent noise floor criteria in an A-Size sonobuoy form factor. Other critical tasks include those concerning sonobuoy design which focuses on aspects related to packaging, deployment, hydro-mechanical self-noise, and telemetry. A small task will be conducted to obtain preliminary system level performance predictions of the vector sensor in an operationally significant environment. During the Phase I Option prototype designs for the pressure hydrophone and pressure-gradient hydrophone will be fabricated and tested for model validation purposes. The same type of test and evaluation approach will be employed to assess the fidelity of the hardwire telemetry link which routes the data from the sensor to a surface float.

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