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Proposal Number: 0511138
Proposal Title: High Resolution Underwater Passive Threat Detection System
Topic Number: H-SB05.1-004
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: LOW COST UNDERWATER THREAT DETECTION SYSTEM
Organization: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.
Address: 2520 W. 237th Street
Torrance, CA 90505-5217  
Abstract: We propose to develop a highly sensitive, low cost system for underwater perimeter control. The setup, designed for protection of waterside facilities and infrastructure, consists of a fiber-optic cable placed in front of a critical or high-value asset, connected to a compact readout system. A single source sends out acoustic sonar pulses. Sensor structures embedded in the fiber in conjunction with innovative mechanical features and a novel readout system form an ultra-sensitive distributed detector for backreflections of any approaching object. A sophisticated data processing algorithm reconstructs the features of the possible intruder, compares it to its decision table and triggers an alarm if indicated. Built-in temperature compensation and self-referencing will allow reliable measurements in diverse environmental conditions. In Phase I, IOS will develop a working model of the sensing array and deliver it to HSARPA for demonstration. A fully functional prototype will be developed and demonstrated in Phase II.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC050124
Period of Performance: 06/24/2005 - 01/06/2006
Award/Contract Value: $99,995.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $99,995.00