A Temperature Sensor Array for the Determination of Sound Velocity

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$599,727.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-05-C-0177
Award Id:
65001
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-0828
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 6024, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
082191198
Principal Investigator:
Guy Farruggia
Senior Engineer
(703) 413-0290
farruggia@arete-dc.com
Business Contact:
Philip Selwyn
Vice President
(703) 413-0290
selwyn@arete-dc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The XSVA is a 24-element vertical array of temperature and conductivity sensors, integrated into a standard sonobuoy, providing continuous estimates of sound velocity over a 72-hour measurement period. In Phase I, Aret¿ Associates demonstrated the key elements of the XSVA array concept. We built and tested a breadboard sensor module, the backbone of the array. This module will make the parameter measurement, control power, and parse data, requiring only one wire and seawater return. In Phase II, Aret¿ will develop, build, and test a small number of prototype, XSVA arrays. Aret¿ will field test the prototype XSVA arrays on a platform of opportunity, if time and schedule permit. Aret¿ has included a Phase II option task to allow leasing an aircraft or ship if a platform of opportunity proves not to be available. We also have included two additional option tasks that would enhance the capability of using a sonobuoy for a three-day period or longer.

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