Magnetic Noise Mitigation on an Agile UAV

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0214
Agency Tracking Number: N071-030-0387
Amount: $748,099.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-030
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
ARETE ASSOC.
P.O. Box 2607, Winnetka, CA, 91306
DUNS: 082191198
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Carter
 Corporate Senior Scientis
 (818) 885-2263
 carter@arete.com
Business Contact
 Curt Harkless
Title: Vice President
Phone: (818) 885-2200
Email: charkless@arete.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In Phase II of this SBIR program, Areté Associates proposes to demonstrate the Inboard Magnetic Quieting System (IMaQS) and develop the Electric Magnetic Matched Field Tracker (EMMFT) as two complementary aspects of a next-generation magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) system that will enable anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft to search, localize, detect, and track submerged targets more effectively. IMaQS will eliminate the need for a towed sensor by utilizing a suite of auxiliary motion and noise sensors to reduce inboard noise on a small platform to levels equal or superior to current fixed wing MAD systems and have the additional benefit of robust performance during maneuvers. EMMFT will use the IMaQS-compensated magnetic field data to detect and continually improve localization on the target throughout any maneuvers, exploiting electric dipole signatures in addition to the traditional magnetic dipole moment. These breakthroughs will open the possibility of littoral ASW missions carried out by small, highly maneuverable platforms such as the Fire Scout against modern, small targets.

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