Dolphin Sonar Transducer and Array

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,026.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
26448
Agency Tracking Number:
26448
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
One Oakwood Boulevard, Suite, 180, Hollywood, FL, 33020
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Clifford Merz
(305) 925-0200
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The dolphin has a unique sonar capability by which it produces high-frequency clicks. The dolphin is able to vary both the frequency content and the repetition rate of the echolocation clicks. The goal of the combined Phase I and Phase II project is to model the dolphin sonar and to design, construct, and build a sonar system capable of mimicking the dolphin's behavior and ultimately to use this device to simulate the dolphin's ability to recognize objects. To facilitate this effort the Phase I approach will consist of identifying various technical concepts(s) identified in the Phase I work plan, analyzing and evaluating the expected performance of each identified concept, developing the best approach(es) into a detailed conceptual design and finally presentation of a concise, written report. Fabrication and all laboratory and field testing of the prototype design will be completed during the Phase II effort. Anticipated Benefits: The potential uses of the technology developed in this SBIR effort lie in both military (mine warfare and detection, current sonar system improvement, etc.) and commercial (image processing, aquaculture [biomass counting] etc.) applications.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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