Signals of Opportunity as a Covert Alternative Fix Source for Submarines While Submerged

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-14-M-0120
Agency Tracking Number: F141-253-0206
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2014
Solicitation Topic Code: AF141-253
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Small Business Information
Physical Devices Inc.
28 Surrey Lane, Durham, NC, 27707-
DUNS: 832911148
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vrinda Haridasan
 Sr. RF Engineer
 (919) 414-9374
 vrinda@physicaldevices.com
Business Contact
 Rick Vosburgh
Title: President
Phone: (919) 414-9374
Email: rick@physicaldevices.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose a Phase I analysis of Signals of Opportunity (SOO), including Magnetic Velocity and Position (MVP) sensing, breakthrough passive geo-referenced navigation technology. MVP leverages classical electromagnetics to determine velocity and position with GPS-level accuracy at any depth or distance from shore. In addition to the SOO analysis, Phase I effort will conduct 3D electromagnetic modelling of MVP to predict precision for various configurations. During the option period, we will generate a design specification and development plan for an MVP-based sensing system (MSS) which will be included in the Phase I report along with the analysis of SOO, their relative advantages and disadvantages, and a set of assessment metrics for MSS evaluation during Phase II development and testing.

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