Towed Array Fishing Net Entanglement Prevention or Damage Reduction

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-13-C-4514
Agency Tracking Number: N102-155-0019
Amount: $1,492,138.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N102-155
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
5860 Trinity Parkway Suite 200, Centreville, VA, 20120
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Wiggins
 Principal Investigator
 (301) 840-9722
Business Contact
 Judy Barhorst
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (703) 968-8040
Research Institution
Fishing gear continues to become entangled in SURTASS underwater towed array surveillance equipment causing a variety of damage to the arrays and towing equipment. Because of this, the SURTASS Program Executive Office has sought solutions to these entanglements in SBIR solicitation N102-155. In their Phase I proposal Adaptive Methods proposed methods for fishing gear deconfliction to improve the overall operational availability of the system, and won a Phase I award for development. This was successful and a Phase II proposal was requested. In Phase II Adaptive Methods proposes to develop EDM and PPD equipment for fishing gear deconfliction, building on work performed in Phase I. This equipment will be tested and demonstrated for the Navy in the Phase II Basic work period. In the Phase II Option Adaptive Methods will make final design revisions, develop documentation, conduct design reviews, and prepare for production.

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