Distributed Sensor System Innovations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0250
Agency Tracking Number: N071-070-1024
Amount: $99,981.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-070
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
475 Bridge Street, Suite 100, Groton, CT, 06340
DUNS: 112716357
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James MCConnell
 Principal Scientist
 (860) 448-3253
Business Contact
 David Horne
Title: Vice President/Business Manager
Phone: (860) 448-3253
Email: dhorne@aphysci.com
Research Institution
The overall intent of this project is to produce cost-effective component technologies that will facilitate the development of compact sensing nodes which are utilized by deep submergence vector sensing line arrays. The principle application for this effort is targeted for the augmented reliable acoustic path vector sensing line array. In that regard, the Phase I study will develop a prototype compact vector sensor housing together with an integrated omni-directional pressure hydrophone that will (1) meet the electronic noise floor and submergence depth criteria imposed on the prototype device currently in production and (2) be produced at substantially lower costs than the prototype device. These components will be designed using the results from analytical modeling, numerical modeling, and proof-of-principle laboratory experiments. It should be stated that, while this SBIR Phase I project addresses the development of a compact vector sensor housing containing an integrated pressure hydrophone, APS plans to leverage the results from SBIR Topic N07-076 “Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals” to address the development of a compact pressure-gradient hydrophone. The results of both SBIR projects will be used together during Phase II in which a series of prototype vector sensors will be fabricated and tested.

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