Active Depth Control System for Fatline Towed Arrays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-04-C-4157
Agency Tracking Number: N041-034-0813
Amount: $69,929.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-034
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
326 First Street, Suite 34, Annapolis, MD, 21403
DUNS: 013785782
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Korpus
 Principal Scientist
 (410) 703-2112
 rkorpus@appliedfluidtech.com
Business Contact
 Richard Korpus
Title: President
Phone: (410) 703-2112
Email: rkorpus@appliedfluidtech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A design concept will be produced for controlling the depth of fatline-towed arrays independent of boat speed and tow scope. The system will utilize existing TB-16 modules, and only add to or replace some array components. Depth excursions will be maximized through a combination of lift, weight reduction, and buoyancy addition. The updated system will utilize existing SSN array elements for flushing and retrieval, thru-hull seals, and deck storage hardware. The delivered design package will include concept drawings; component hardware and software specifications, and overall system performance requirements. An optional task is included to generate performance predictions using advanced flow and acoustic computational methods. Array forces, trajectories, vibrations, acoustic sources, and fatigue life will be quantified, and used to insure the concept design meets expectations prior to starting Phase II work.

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