Underwater Vertical Electric Field Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0375
Agency Tracking Number: N091-027-0691
Amount: $749,950.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N091-027
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.
10070 Barnes Canyon Road, San Diego, CA, -
DUNS: 107928806
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Larsen
 Deputy Division Manager
 (858) 373-2770
 mlarsen@islinc.com
Business Contact
 Nicole Sanese
Title: Sr. Contract Administrato
Phone: (868) 373-2711
Email: nsanese@islinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In Phase II of this effort, Information Systems Laboratories, Inc. (ISL) will team with ERAPSCO to develop a low-cost underwater sensor capable of collecting both the horizontal and vertical components of electric field signals. ISL is a recognized leader in the development of undersea electromagnetic sensors and signal processing. ERAPSCO is a joint venture of USSI and Sparton, the world''s leading sonobuoy manufacturers. In Phase II, the data to be collected using existing sensors during the Phase I Option will be analyzed to validate the models developed in Phase I and for prototype system development. As part of the Phase II effort, a prototype three-axis E-field sensor buoy that is compatible with A-size buoy containers will be designed, fabricated, and tested. Additional data sets will be collected to optimize signal processing algorithms for E-field signal detection and localization and to validate system performance, models, and operation. The results of these tests will use to guide the design for an advanced engineering prototype of a compact E-field sensor package with the support of ERAPSCO.

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