High Data Rate Acoustic Communication

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-14-P-1064
Agency Tracking Number: N132-138-0410
Amount: $79,906.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N132-138
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Small Business Information
3365 Mauricia Avenue, Santa Clara, CA, -
DUNS: 808453588
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Deninger
 (408) 242-7026
Business Contact
 Helen Tao
Title: Operations Director
Phone: (408) 621-3167
Email: helen.tao@yottanav.com
Research Institution
Building on the success of its Dolphin acoustic transceiver system, Yotta Navigation Corporation will design and build an ultrasonic acoustic modem capable of sending information through ocean acoustic channels at extremely high bit rates of 500 kbps to 1 Mbps over ranges from 10 to 100 meters. The device will be compact, reliable, and maximize use of proven COTS components. Historically, there have been significant obstacles to achieving this objective, particularly at a reasonable cost and size needed to fit within a AUV/UUV form factor. However, in preparing this Phase I proposal, Yotta Navigation has shown both through simulation and through modifications to an existing Dolphin system that this should be achievable, increasing our confidence in the proposed approach. We have identified and evaluated an initial set of updated hardware components including converters, signal processors and transducers for use. We will create an initial prototype available for demonstration at the end of the Phase I effort.

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