Shock Tolerant, Solid State, Submersible, Emergency Transmitter
Navy SBIR FY2013.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2013.1
Topic No.: N131-051
Topic Title: Shock Tolerant, Solid State, Submersible, Emergency Transmitter
Proposal No.: N131-051-0661
Firm: Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive
Manassas, Virginia 20110
Contact: George Anderson
Phone: (508) 828-9800
Web Site:
Abstract: The Navy has identified the need for an improved and reduced cost Emergency Buoy Transmission System for the Ohio Class Submarine Replacement Program. Challenging reliability, maintainability, environmental, cost, and space weight and power (SWaP) objectives require innovations in several key design areas. To meet these requirements, Progeny will design a cost effective, highly shock survivable, and compact Class E amplifier assembly to replace the current system. Our focus for this effort will be to design a compact transmitter that can reliably survive the extreme environments (including shock levels exceeding 4000 g's) experienced by this safety critical system. Our transmitter assembly will incorporate modernized electronics, innovate and compact packaging (such as embedded components), robust shock hardening, and efficient thermal management strategies. Incorporation of new technologies will improve mission performance and increase transmit windows due to improved transmitter efficiency. To accomplish these improvements, innovative technology approaches will be identified and detailed electrical and mechanical designs will be developed. This effort will include comprehensive dynamic shock, and thermal Finite Element Analyses of the transmitter assembly
Benefits:  Commercial Aircraft  Foreign Military Sales For this market analysis the focus will be just on the impacts on offshore fishing vessels, large cargo vessels and cruise lines. The implementation of an emergency transmission system will equate to a more reliable, more powerful, more accurate, long lasting, recovery system. These traits are an important requirement in the DoD and Commercial markets. Our proposed solution leverages our relevant experience and adapts existing technologies to produce a reliable, compact, and cost-effective approach for emergency transmission.