In-Harbor/At-Sea Ship Defense

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$998,716.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-06-C-4125
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-065-0815
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-065
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Small Business Information
ADVANCED ACOUSTIC CONCEPTS INCORPORATED
425 Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY, 11788
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
606421105
Principal Investigator:
Mark Levine
Senior Systems Engineer
(410) 872-0024
mlevine@md.aacisd.com
Business Contact:
Richard Lawless
Vice President of Operati
(631) 273-5700
rlawless@lio.aacisd.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Terrorists can employ small water craft, boats, submersibles and swimmers to detonate explosives along side ships, or attach devices to the hull above or below the waterline. Ship defense against “asymmetrical threat” targets such as multiple small boats in the complex littoral environment are made difficult by the limited capability of shipboard sensors to detect these targets among waves, among other traffic, and against the littoral background. Air assets have a much better line of sight to detect these targets, but maintaining a LAMPS helicopter in an overwatch station continuously requires enormous resources and diverts a valuable asset from other important missions. Advanced Acoustic Concepts will develop a In-Harbor and At-Sea Ship Defense system for a real-time environment twenty-four hours a day seven days a week in all weather conditions. This system will identify approaching vessels and swimmers on the surface or submerged and will focus on early detection of approaching vessels or swimmers to preclude damage to naval vessels. Sensors/systems employed to counter this threat will have minimal impact on the environment (geologic and biologic) and will not alter or inhibit standard in-port routines such as taking on fuel, stores or personnel, or normal peacetime underway steaming.

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