Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) Software to Accelerate Underwater Acoustic Autonomous Modeling and Processing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-14-P-4040
Agency Tracking Number: N132-119-0077
Amount: $79,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N132-119
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Small Business Information
3 Phoenix, Inc.
14585 Avion Pwy, Suite 200, Chantilly, VA, 20151-
DUNS: 140785929
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Russ Jeffers
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 956-6480
 russ.jeffers@3phoenix.net
Business Contact
 Linda Leonard
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (703) 956-6480
Email: Linda.Leonard@3phoenix.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
3 Phoenix, Inc. proposes to develop and evaluate technology that provides a substantial improvement in processing capability for autonomous sonar processing. Improved signal processing, automated classification and propagation models place additional loads on battery power. 3Pi proposes to demonstrate feasibility of a relevant software application running in hardware using 7.5-10 watts. We propose to compute hardware benchmarks in order to evaluate processing/power trade-offs. The proposed approach leverages commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) processor hardware. We have significant experience developing low power implementations of signal processing and automated classification software and firmware, and the proposed approach for the Phase I research is to leverage previous work. We anticipate that experience at 3Pi in this field will allow successful development of solutions appropriate for multiple Navy problems.

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