The Applied Physical Sciences Corp. has received a $15.1 million contract for research and development of configurable technology to provide anti-submarine warfare surveillance over large, operationally relevant, deep ocean areas.
This effort will include system architecture and design, sensors and processing, communications mobility and energy requirements.
Anti-submarine warfare (ASW, or in older form A/S) is a branch of naval warfare that uses surface warships, aircraft, or other submarines to find, track and deter, damage or destroy enemy submarines.
Like many forms of warfare, successful anti-submarine warfare depends on a mix of sensor and weapon technology, training, experience and luck. Sophisticated sonar equipment for first detecting, then classifying, locating and tracking the target submarine is a key element of ASW. To destroy submarines both the torpedo and mine are used, launched from air, surface and underwater platforms. ASW also involves protecting friendly ships.
This 15-month contract includes one, six-month option which, if exercised, would bring the potential value of this contract to $21.2 million.
The work will be performed in Groton, Conn., and is expected to be completed by June 10, 2014.
Applied Physical Sciences Corp. is a Research, Development and Engineering consulting firm specializing in Acoustics, Signal Processing, Marine Hydrodynamics and Electromagnetics. They provide services and innovative products to the National Defense R&D community, and also for the commercial market through direct commercial support and the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program.
Naval Today Staff, March 12, 2013