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Proposal Number: 0523002
Proposal Title: Cost Effective Distributed Buoy Vessel Detection System
Topic Number: H-SB05.2-003
Phase: Phase II
Organization: Advanced Acoustic Concepts, Inc.
Address: 425 Oser Avenue
Hauppauge, NY 11953-3676  
Abstract: A layered approach to Maritime Domain Awareness begins with surveillance of vessel traffic as far offshore as possible to allow the advantage of time and space to identify and intercept threats before they can get close enough to affect the Homeland. The team of Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) and Sparton Electronics has provided a solution to this deep-water surveillance problem with a low-cost distributed buoy vessel detection and tracking system based on the Navy's low-cost passive sonobuoy sensor, manufactured by Sparton Electronics, and sonobuoy processing software developed for the Navy by AAC. The Phase I study has indicated that the design will provide a system that can be deployed in water up to 4 km deep and detect all non-cooperative vessels approaching US shores while operating autonomously for at least a year. Among the many commercial applications of the distributed buoy detection system are as a "persistent sonobuoy" system for extended surveillance of both friendly and unfriendly waters off foreign shores, as a perimeter protection system for offshore assets and high-risk Navy platforms, and a surveillance system for commercial cruise line shipping lanes.
Award/Contract Number: D07PC75288 (formerly NBCHC070095)
Period of Performance: 04/30/2007 - 07/03/2009
Award/Contract Value: $749,996.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $749,996.00