Subsurface Expendable Profiler

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-13-P-4554
Agency Tracking Number: N131-025-0250
Amount: $79,966.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-025
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607, Winnetka, CA, -
DUNS: 082191198
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Guy Farruggia
 Senior Manager
 (703) 413-0290
Business Contact
 Douglas DeProspo
Title: Vice President
Phone: (703) 413-0290
Research Institution
Arete and its subcontractor, Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems, will design the Subsurface Expendable Profiler. The Profiler merges Arete's Sensor technology and Ultra's acoustic communication technology to achieve untethered real-time data collection of conductivity, temperature, and depth. This device will be deployed identically to the historical probes using the submarine signal ejector. Once ejected and clear of the submarine, the device separates into two sections, one containing the CTD Sensor Module and another containing the Acoustic Communication Module. The CTD Sensor Module collects depth related temperature and conductivity data on its ascent and descent. This data is delivered via one wire tether to the Acoustic Communication Module, which in turn wirelessly sends the data back to the submarine in real-time. Upon completion of the measurement cycle the device scuttles. Direct depth knowledge allows versatility in the device to not rely on ascension to the water surface which supports under ice measurements.

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