User Toolkit for Reducing Cost and Time in the Design of SONAR Systems Using Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Period of Performance: 09/28/2009 - 09/27/2011

$497K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Btech Acoustics
17 Surrey Rd. Array
Barrington, RI 02806
Principal Investigator

Abstract

BTech Acoustics proposes the development of a detailed Cylindrical Transducers User Toolkit for the design of underwater acoustic transducers and sonar systems employing cylindrical transducers and relaxor piezoelectric single crystals. The Cylindrical Transducer User Toolkit (CT-Toolkit) will allow a detailed, accurate and user-friendly method to provide the acoustic performance for cylindrical transducers. The toolkit enables the exploration of the design space and associated tradeoffs afforded by new transducer and materials developments.