Maritime Surveillance Sensing Using Underwater High Frequency Acoustic Communication Receivers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,941.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
H92222-06-P-0070
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Branch:
Special Operations Command
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
S062-013-0074
Solicitation Topic Code:
SOCOM06-013
Small Business Information
ADVANCED ACOUSTIC CONCEPTS INCORPORATED
425 Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY, 11788
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
606421105
Principal Investigator
 Alan Sassler
 Sr. Systems Engineer
 (702) 562-8855
 atsvegas@yahoo.com
Business Contact
 Richard Lawless
Title: Vice President of Operations
Phone: (631) 273-5700
Email: rlawless@lio.aacisd.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
High-frequency acoustic modems are required to provide undersea communication networks to support covert surveillance operations. These modems can also be used as platforms for compact, low power surveillance sensors and processing. A natural first step would be to integrate a capability for passive acoustic detection of ships and submarines. A multi-phase effort is proposed for integrating passive acoustic detection, feature extraction, and automated classification into existing undersea modems being developed by SOCOM. A team-based approach will be used to provide the wide range of capabilities required for this effort. Extensive reuse will be made of existing development efforts at Teledyne-Benthos, Analysis, Design & Diagnostics (AD&D), and Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) to minimize the development risk. The Teledyne-Benthos SM 75 undersea modem will be used as a target platform, providing an undersea networking capability while allowing the team to define the changes required to support an automated passive acoustic detection capability. AD&D will provide expertise in acoustic data collection, data analysis, and passive classification of narrowband, modulated and unmodulated broadband, acoustic intercept, and transient signals. AAC will modify existing CAUSS (Common Airborne USW Sensor Software) sonobuoy processing software to provide passive acoustic detection, feature extraction, and message generation and compression capabilities.

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