Vector Sensor Array for Torpedo Defense

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,917.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-05-M-0163
Award Id:
75457
Agency Tracking Number:
N054-030-0190
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9607 Jomar Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22032
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
140785929
Principal Investigator:
Russell Jeffers
Chief Engineer
(703) 795-8574
russ.jeffers@3phoenix.com
Business Contact:
Joseph Liverman
Principal
(571) 331-9431
andy.liverman@3phoenix.com
Research Institution:
PENN STATE UNIV.
Gerald C Lauchle
Graduate Program in Acoustics, 218-B Applied Science Bldg
University Park, PA, 16802
(814) 863-7145
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
For the problem of torpedo detection, classification and localization, acoustic vector sensors provide the capability for significant performance improvement. In particular, acoustic vector sensors are inherently directional. Vector sensors are generally defined as co-located pressure sensors and directional displacement, velocity, or acceleration sensors (all are generally referred to as velocity sensors). Moreover, vector sensors can provide unambiguous bearing in a linear array configuration. The ability to provide unambiguous bearing localization is important for torpedo defense. 3 Phoenix proposes novel signal processing technology for the suppression of interference and noise on a linear array of vector sensors. It is expected that the technology developed under this STTR will provide a quantum improvement in torpedo detection and localization.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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