Fishing Net Entanglement Avoidance System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-13-C-4055
Agency Tracking Number: N102-155-0492
Amount: $1,029,447.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N102-155
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
Integrated Systems Division 1845 W. 205th Street, 1845 W. 205th Street, Torrance, CA, 90501
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kang-Bin Chua
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution
Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to advance the development of the Fishing Net Entanglement Avoidance System (FiNEAS) that was developed and proven feasible in Phase I. This self-powered system employs a sonar to locate fishing nets at distances >310 ft and hydrodynamic structure with control surfaces to maneuver the towed array TL-29A around the fishing nets or other obstacles to prevent entanglement and damage. FiNEAS developed to date has a dimension of 190cm x 90cm x 75cm, offers toolless installation onto tow cable; easy retrieval from the water; freedom of pitch and roll; and does not interfere with the SURTASS. Testing of Phase I full-scale basic work model in open waters at a towing speed of 5 knots and 502.5 ft length towed cable demonstrated capability to move >50 ft horizontally to either side in

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