Fishing Net Entanglement Avoidance System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$385,400.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-13-C-4055
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-155-0492
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-155
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Integrated Systems Division, 1845 W. 205th Street, Torrance, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator:
Kang-Bin Chua
Director
(310) 320-3088
ATProposals@poc.com
Business Contact:
Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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