Monday, July 20, 2009

Airborne tool would aid ASW training

Antisubmarine warfare training may get a new airborne tool to detect marine mammals that sometimes limit training exercises. Advanced Coherent Technologies LLC of San Diego, Calif., was awarded a $7.7 million contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project called “Living Marine Resources Imaging Sensor.” The contract provides for the continued development of a flight ready prototype sensor. Sixty percent of the work will be done in Mobile, Ala., and 40 percent in San Diego, and is expected to be completed in July 2014. The Phase I solicitation requested development of a radar system and associated algorithms to detect breaching whales in various sea states. (Source: DoD, 07/20/09)