Deep Vector Sensor System

Period of Performance: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

$534K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Progeny Systems Corp.
9500 Innovation Drive
Manassas, VA 20110
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The US Navy requires a Reliable Acoustic Path A-sized sonobuoy system. Major technical challenges include long distance data telemetry from near the deep ocean floor, sensor design to reduce electronic noise to exploit the environment, flow and vertical motion induced noise mitigation, and deployment and packaging given A-size buoy constraints. The Phase I effort demonstrated the practicality of a deep RAP vector sensor. The Phase II effort will focus on the risk of deployment of the vector sensor to deep water and the survivability of the Fiber Optic (FO) communications link to the surface. Progeny Systems Corporation proposes to design, develop and validate by testing all components that make up the Deep Vector Sensor - Deployment Prototype (DVS-DP) which includes all components and technologies that comprise the subsurface data link infrastructure and the deployment release mechanisms, develop instrumentation packages to support test data collection, and conduct tests of individual components and the integrated data link during the deployment cycle. During the Phase II Option Progeny will build the integrated prototype, perform at-sea system level testing, and build test units for the Navy to perform additional deep sea testing.