Maritime Surveillance Sensing Using Underwater High Frequency Acoustic Communication Receivers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Special Operations Command
Amount:
$99,941.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
H92222-06-P-0070
Award Id:
79393
Agency Tracking Number:
S062-013-0074
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
425 Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY, 11788
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
606421105
Principal Investigator:
AlanSassler
Sr. Systems Engineer
(702) 562-8855
atsvegas@yahoo.com
Business Contact:
RichardLawless
Vice President of Operations
(631) 273-5700
rlawless@lio.aacisd.com
Research Institute:
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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