Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-C-0096
Agency Tracking Number: N071-076-1032
Amount: $445,361.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-076
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: Sr. Vice President/CFO
Phone: (860) 448-3253
Research Institution
The overall intent of this project is to develop a series of vector sensors for thin-line submarine towed array applications and down-select one for full evaluation via a comprehensive test campaign. Once the sensor is perfected, a production run of eight sensors will be performed so that a thin-line towed array section can be fabricated and tested. Each vector sensor under consideration will contain an omni-directional hydrophone to measure the acoustic pressure, a multi-axis single crystal accelerometer to measure the acoustic pressure-gradient, and a suite of integrated electronics. Accelerometer concepts that were validated during Phase I will be expanded on during Phase II using detailed finite element models to predict performance. The models will be benchmarked using a laboratory experiments. The results of this Phase II effort will be leveraged to support other programs that require miniature high-performance vector sensors.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government