High Data Rate Acoustic Modem Based on Piezocomposite Arrays

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,999.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-14-P-1063
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-138-0865
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-138
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
Materials Systems Inc.
543 Great Road, Littleton, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
557164498
Principal Investigator:
Brian Pazol
Vice President
(978) 486-0404
bpazol@matsysinc.com
Business Contact:
Carol Bowen
President
(978) 486-0404
cbowen@matsysinc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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