Underwater Vertical Electric Field Detection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,950.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0375
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-027-0691
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, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
107928806
Principal Investigator:
Michael Larsen
Deputy Division Manager
(858) 373-2770
mlarsen@islinc.com
Business Contact:
Nicole Sanese
Sr. Contract Administrato
(868) 373-2711
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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