Handheld Sonar Intercept Receiver for Divers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,922.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0453
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-157-0178
Solicitation Topic Code:
N092-157
Small Business Information
Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.
10070 Barnes Canyon Road, San Diego, CA, 92121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
107928806
Principal Investigator
 Jeff Karrels
 Senior Engineer
 (858) 373-2719
 jkarrels@islinc.com
Business Contact
 Margaret Latchman-Geller
Title: VP of Contracts
Phone: (858) 373-2717
Email: mgeller@islinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Navy combat swimmers are vulnerable to intentional or unintentional detection by active Sonar while they are conducting their mission in the littoral environment. The Sonar’s that normally operate in the littoral represent the greatest threat to divers as well as smaller size undersea vehicles like the Swimmer Delivery Vehicle (SDV) and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV). In order for combat swimmers to avoid detection from these threat Sonar’s they must be equipped with an acoustic intercept receiver that operates with a wide enough frequency range to alert them of a potential threat. It is extremely important that the intercept receiver provide the combat swimmer with a bearing to the active source in order to make an informed decision as to the best direction to move in order to avoid detection. The intercept receiver must be packaged with a minimum size and weight footprint with a minimal power requirement. Ideally it should be integrated into a “Swim Board” like configuration with the intercept detection information overlaying the diver navigation information. So that the swimmer does not have to be distracted from his navigation focus to be alerted to the presence of and bearing to an active Sonar.

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