Experimental Noise Measurement System for Ship Sonar Design

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-15-P-1169
Agency Tracking Number: N15A-015-0012
Amount: $79,987.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2015
Solicitation Year: 2015
Solicitation Topic Code: N15A-T015
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Small Business Information
5860 Trinity Parkway, Suite 200, Centreville, VA, 20120
DUNS: 135121148
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Kieffer
 (301) 840-9722
 kkieffer@adaptivemethods.com
Business Contact
 Judy Barhorst
Title: Program Officer
Phone: (703) 968-8040
Email: jbarhorst@adaptivemethods.com
Research Institution
 Massachusetts Institute of Tech LL
 Dr. Jordan Rosenthal
 244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA, 02420-9108
 (781) 981-1031
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
Hull mounted sensor arrays are an important tool used to determine localized threat assessment. The location of these arrays on the ship is critical. They must be placed at the quietest location on the hull to minimize own-ship noise which can interfere with array sensitivity. To determine these quiet locations, Adaptive Methods has proposed incorporating vector sensing modules which can be temporarily attached to the outside of the hull at any desired location. These modules will determine noise source location, direction and frequency data. Once post processing of multiple devices at multiple locations is complete, a spectral map of the hull will be created. The Navy will then use this spectral map to determine the best location for the hull mounted sensor arrays.

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