Piezoelectric Single Crystal Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$82,573.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-01-M-0135
Award Id:
59204
Agency Tracking Number:
01SB1-0054
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P. O. Box 139, State College, PA, 16804
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
965205214
Principal Investigator:
James McConnell
Principal Investigator
(814) 867-2629
mcconnell@acoustechcorporation.com
Business Contact:
James McConnell
President/CEO
(814) 867-2629
mcconnell@acoustechcorporation.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"A study is proposed in which the performance of an underwater acoustic vector sensor (AVS) containing conventional piezoelectric transducers is compared with that of an AVS containing single crystal piezoelectric transducers. An acoustic vector sensor isa device that measures three orthogonal components of the acoustic particle velocity in conjunction with the acoustic pressure at a single point in space. The sensor employs unimorph bender disks to measure pressure and bimorph bender disks to measurevelocity. The size of each device is the same, so the chief parameters that will be evaluated are the sensitivity and bandwidth. Acoustic vector sensors are being planned for use in tactical underwater surveillance platforms that are operated by the U.S. Navy.Improve performance of tactical underwater surveillance platforms operated by the U. S. Navy."

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