Cost-Effective Technologies for Fabrication of PiezoCrystal Vector Velocity Sensors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,990.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-13-M-0027
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N122-139-0255
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N122-139
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:
Scott Jensen
Engineer
(860) 448-3253
sjensen@aphysci.com
Business Contact:
David Horne
Sr Vice President/CFO
(860) 448-3253
dhorne@aphysci.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Applied Physical Sciences (APS) has developed a plan to improve the design and development of submarine towed array vector sensors that employ single crystal accelerometers so that they meet Navy specifications, but do so at significantly lower cost relative to earlier variants. Tasks in the Phase I study include developing a comprehensive cost-model which will ascertain the feasibility of various fabrication approaches for all the components that comprise the entire sensor. As a part of this process, APS has teamed with TRS Technologies to evaluate innovative electroding and bonding techniques to reduce the costs single crystal accelerometers. With that, the proposed effort centers on a series of analytical and numerical evaluations, proof-of-concept experiments, and an assessement of a prototype vector sensor suitable for towed array applications.

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