LOW COST UNDERWATER THREAT DETECTION SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC070008
Agency Tracking Number: 0512017
Amount: $749,997.50
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB05.1-004
Solicitation Number: FY05.1
Small Business Information
Acoustech Corporation
Philadelphia Naval Business Center, 4900 South Broad Street, Building 6, Suite LL00, Philadelphia, PA, 19112-1302
DUNS: 965205214
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 JAMES MCCONNELL
 PRESIDENT
 (215) 218-0516
 mcconnell@acoustechcorporation.com
Business Contact
 James McConnell
Title: President
Phone: (215) 218-0516
Email: mcconnell@acoustechcorporation.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Acoustech Corporation, Applied Physical Sciences Corporation, and Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation have teamed to develop a low cost surveillance system that will protect assets located along the shoreline from domestic and foreign terrorists. The surveillance system consists of a multistatic sonar system and a passive optical/thermal imaging system. The Phase II project is centered on advanced development of the systems and components that were developed during Phase I. Key areas of R&DTE include development of acoustic transducers, data acquisition modules, and telemetry; development of signal processing algorithms to detect, classify, and localize targets; and performing tasks related to systems integration. A full scale experiment is planned to evaluate the performance of the surveillance system in which divers and swimmers will be used as targets in a predetermined security zone spanning 1,000 ft of shoreline in a realistic saltwater environment. A comprehensive commercialization plan will be developed and implemented concurrent with the technical agenda of the Phase II effort.

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