High Data Rate Acoustic Modem Based on Piezocomposite Arrays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-14-P-1063
Agency Tracking Number: N132-138-0865
Amount: $79,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N132-138
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Small Business Information
Materials Systems Inc.
543 Great Road, Littleton, MA, -
DUNS: 557164498
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Pazol
 Vice President
 (978) 486-0404
 bpazol@matsysinc.com
Business Contact
 Carol Bowen
Title: President
Phone: (978) 486-0404
Email: cbowen@matsysinc.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Through this effort, Materials Systems Inc. and its teams, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Woods Hole Analytical Sciences, will develop an Ultra High Frequency (0.5-1 MHz) Acoustic Modem for transmitting information through ocean acoustic channels at bit rates of approximately 500 Kbps over ranges from 10 to 100 meters. The MSI concept utilizes its expertise in design and development of piezocomposite transducer arrays to fabricate a modem with compact packaging, wide bandwidths, and a variety of directional characteristics. In this program, the MSI team will design and simulate a UHFAM as well as build a sub-scale prototype and perform in-water testing.

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