Novel Low-frequency, Low-power Sonar Transducer for Undersea Navigation
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DOD / NAVY
This work proposes to address the capability gap for low frequency, low power transducers in a small form factor. We propose to use newly evaluated resonance modes of single crystal piezoelectrics that provide savings of over 75% in transducer volume. The program will evaluate the shear mode material and be used in comparison with modeling and a prototype device to show operation below 100 Hz.
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TRS Ceramics, Inc.
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The Pennsylvania State University
100 Land and Water Research Bd
University Park, PA 16802-