LOW COST UNDERWATER THREAT DETECTION SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,997.50
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NBCHC070008
Award Id:
72120
Agency Tracking Number:
0512017
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB05.1-004
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Philadelphia Naval Business Center, 4900 South Broad Street, Building 6, Suite LL00, Philadelphia, PA, 19112-1302
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
965205214
Principal Investigator:
JAMES MCCONNELL
PRESIDENT
(215) 218-0516
mcconnell@acoustechcorporation.com
Business Contact:
James McConnell
President
(215) 218-0516
mcconnell@acoustechcorporation.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract

Acoustech Corporation (Acoustech), Applied Physical Sciences Corporation (APS), and Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (Navmar) have teamed to develop a low cost underwater detection system that will protect assets located along the shoreline from domestic and foreign terrorists. Acoustech will be responsible for overall project management and underwater transducer development, APS will be responsible for detection system algorithm development, and Navmar will be responsible for system integration. The detection system combines Navmar`s Modular Intelligent Surveillance Tool (MIST), a passive optical/thermal surveillance system, with a multistatic sonar, and an acoustic trip-wire to detect and track terrorists that are approaching a shoreline asset. The Phase I effort is centered on developing the receive transducers and detection algorithms for the multistatic sonar system. These technologies will then be used to perform an experiment to determine the location of a stationary target in a controlled laboratory environment. The target will be representative of a diver that is equipped with and without a scuba tank so the difference in target-strength can be investigated for open-and closed-circuit divers. Other aspects of the Phase I effort concern the technical innovation required to integrate of the acoustic systems into MIST and the development of a comprehensive commercialization plan.

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