High Data Rate Acoustic Communication

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,906.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-14-P-1064
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-138-0410
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-138
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
3365 Mauricia Avenue, Santa Clara, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
808453588
Principal Investigator:
WilliamDeninger
CTO
(408) 242-7026
william.deninger@yottanav.com
Business Contact:
HelenTao
Operations Director
(408) 621-3167
helen.tao@yottanav.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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