High Gain Array of Velocity Sensors

Period of Performance: 04/06/2010 - 10/06/2010


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Applied Physical Sciences Corp.
475 Bridge Street Suite 100
Groton, CT 06340
Principal Investigator


Applied Physical Sciences as the prime contractor and Undersea Sensor Systems, Inc. as the subcontractor propose an innovative approach to develop an air-deployed sonobuoy system having an array gain of at least 24 dB. The approach involves an array of subminiature vector sensors coupled to sophisticated in-buoy signal processing algorithms designed to provide the requisite data compression so that the bandwidth of the telemetry up-link is not compromised. The proposed effort comprises a series of analytical and numerical evaluations and trade studies that will culminate into a notional sonobuoy system at the end of the Phase I effort.