Compact Variable Depth Sonar (CVDS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,537.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N65538-04-M-0103
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-070-0827
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-070
Small Business Information
ACTIVE SIGNAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
13027A Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, MD, 21030
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
959989054
Principal Investigator
 John Sewell
 Chief Acoustics Engineer
 (410) 527-2031
 sewellactv@comcast.net
Business Contact
 Arthur Cooke
Title: President
Phone: (410) 636-9350
Email: arthur.activesignal@email.toast.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The current tested and proven LBVDS system is limited in the platforms that can host it due to the large volume and weight requirements of the system. Active Signal Technologies proposes to retain the high power density features of the system, but modify it to retain as much performance as feasible in a much smaller package. To achieve this, we will perform a rigorous study of materials, transducers, arrays and deployment systems based on both modeling and the build/test experience we have with several types of each component. At the conclusion of the study, we will generate a design for a system that will exceed 200 dB SL in the 1-7 kHz band, retain directivity, be rapidly deployable, and be small enough in size to be installed on a wide variety of platforms, including unmanned vehicles. The Phase I program will concentrate on the down select of components, and the Option Phase will develop a system design based on the results of Phase I in preparation for prototype system development in Phase II.

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