Vector Sensor Array for Torpedo Defense

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-05-M-0163
Agency Tracking Number: N054-030-0190
Amount: $69,917.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-T030
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
9607 Jomar Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22032
DUNS: 140785929
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Russell Jeffers
 Chief Engineer
 (703) 795-8574
 russ.jeffers@3phoenix.com
Business Contact
 Joseph Liverman
Title: Principal
Phone: (571) 331-9431
Email: 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.

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