Fishing Net Entanglement Avoidance System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$1,029,447.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00024-13-C-4055
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2013
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-155-0492
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-155
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Integrated Systems Division 1845 W. 205th Street, 1845 W. 205th Street, Torrance, CA, 90501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator
 Kang-Bin Chua
 Director
 (310) 320-3088
 ATProposals@poc.com
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Email: 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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