Geoacoustic Sea Bottom Characterization Using Passive, Cost-Effective Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-08-C-0007
Agency Tracking Number: N072-157-0433
Amount: $69,494.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-157
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
PO Box 241085, Anchorage, AK, 99524
DUNS: 126173074
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Gerald Denny
 Chief Sonar Engineer
 (360) 697-6785
Business Contact
 Paul Greenough
Title: General manager
Phone: (360) 697-6785
Research Institution
Alaska Native Technologies (ANT) and Johns Hopkins University-Applied Physics Lab (JHU-APL) have teamed to present an innovative, solution to the acoustic inversion sensor problem by combining a new, cost effective, high gain, broadband array (JHU, sponsored by ONR Code 32) with a new UUV (glider, ANT, sponsored by ONR Code 321) designed to operate in littoral areas that has extensive onboard processing capability and communications, JHU has been developing a new array composed of inexpensive PVDF wire. The compact array has been successfully tested and would fit on the nose of a new glider. Littoral Glider (LG) can carry the array and process the data in situ and report results during its weeks-long mission.

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