Forward Bathymetry and Obstacle Avoidance Sensing for Safe High Speed Boat Operation Using 3D Forward Looking Sonar

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0166
Award Id:
98503
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-077-0272
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-077
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
43 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI, 02888
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
114054401
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Zimmerman
VP Engineering
(401) 784-6700
matthew.zimmerman@farsounder.com
Business Contact:
Cheryl Zimmerman
President
(401) 784-6700
cheryl.zimmerman@farsounder.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In order to improve the safety and efficiency of navy high speed small boat operations, FarSounder proposes a 3-dimensional, forward looking sonar solution capable of simultaneous bathymetry sensing and obstacle detection out to ranges of at least 1640 ft (500m). Additionally, the system will be cable of 50 knot operation and suitable for installation on a high speed planing vessel such as common 11-meter RHIBs: the SOCHRIB, NSW RHIB, and certain classes of Unmanned Marine Vessels (UMVs). Additionally, the system will be designed to include a simple to use and understand human interface as well as a machine interface suitable for integrating the sonar''s data output into 3rd party command and control systems.

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