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Cost-Effective Technologies for Fabrication of PiezoCrystal Vector Velocity Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-M-0027
Agency Tracking Number: N122-139-0255
Amount: $79,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N122-139
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-10-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-08-23
Small Business Information
475 Bridge Street Suite 100
Groton, CT -
United States
DUNS: 112716357
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Scott Jensen
 (860) 448-3253
Business Contact
 David Horne
Title: Sr Vice President/CFO
Phone: (860) 448-3253
Research Institution

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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