Design, Manufacture, and Test of an Underwater Acoustic Intensity Probe
Award last edited on: 3/2/07

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Principal Investigator
James A McConnell

Company Information

Acoustech Corporation

4900 South Broad Street Bdg 6 Suite LL00
Philadelphia, PA 19112
   (215) 218-0516
Location: Single
Congr. District: 05
County: Philadelphia

Phase I

Contract Number: N68835-97-C-0102
Start Date: 1/17/97    Completed: 7/17/97
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The Acoustech Corporation as the prime contractor and the Pennsylvania State University - Applied Research Labc-atory as the subcontractor propose to design, manufacture, and test an underwater acoustic intensity probe containing a geophone and two-hydrophones encased in a neutrally buoyant package. The results of this proposed effort are anticipated to be highly successful since the research team has a combined total of five years applicable experience with intensity probes of this design. Additionally, the Phase I work will provide an excellent foundation for Phase II work. Acoustech Corporation has culminated extensive marketing strategies Lo target both military and privite sector markets in order the commercialize the intensity probe and obtain follow-on funding from non-SBIR Sources.


Phase II

Contract Number: N00421-98-C-1234
Start Date: 9/21/98    Completed: 9/21/00
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Acoustech has devised a comprehensive plan to transition prototype hardware development during Phase I to commercially viable products at the completion of Phase II. Specifically, we are developing integrated sensor packages and an associated calibration system to perform underwater measurement of acoustic intensity and particle velocity. We are retaining the services of The Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory and the Plastics Technology Deployment Center to provide us with state-of-the-art design, manufacturing and test services. All of the products developed during Phase II have government and commercial entity applications. Additionally, the Phase II work lays an excellent foundation for future R&D work associated with these products or variations thereof. A three step transition plan for commercialization of these products will be implemented concurrent with the technical Phase II agenda.At the conclusion of this 30 month effort we anticipate that we will be well positioned within the military and private sector communities to obtain Phase III sponsorship to promote current and future product lines.

Intensity Sensor, Particle Velocity Sensor, Calibration System, Underwater