Science Applications International Corp. has won a $10 million contract to develop acoustic detection tools for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency sonar node project intended to expand coverage of the oceans.
SAIC will build prototype nodes for the Transformational Reliable Acoustic Path Systems passive sonar node, which works to carry out submarine surveillance over deep sea areas, the company said Wednesday.
This contract is for the program’s third phase and contains a fourteen-month base period with a six-month option period.
John Fratamico, an SAIC senior vice president and group general manager, said the company aims to help DARPA complete its final sea test demonstration with nodes used to process signals and information.
The company previously designed the TRAPS prototype for Deep Sea Operations Program Phase 1B as part of the Distributed Agile Submarine Hunting program and analyzed the U.S. Navy‘s datasets under that project’s first phase.
For the second phase, SAIC collected deep ocean acoustic data by using the TRAPS prototype sensors.