SSBN Security Technology

Science- and physics-based, signal detection technologies that individually, or as a system, can impact the security of the SSBN and submarines in general. Research and development primarily consists of applied research related to SSBN, SSN and SSGN vulnerability assessment which supports other programs under operational systems development.

This work supports the Navy’s interest in advanced naval platform performance science and technology, advanced naval platform survivability science and technology, and submarine science and technology.

Research Concentration Areas

Passive and active detection technologies with near term (0-5 years), mid-term (5-10 years) and far term (10-20 years) implications.

Research Challenges and Opportunities

Improving the understanding of the generation, radiation, propagation, scatter and detection of a variety of signal types (acoustic, chemical, optical, electromagnetic, hydrodynamic and radiological) associated with a submarine's operation.

Type of Funding Available

  • Basic Research
  • Applied Research
  • Advanced Technology Development

Program Contact Information

Name: Dr. John Muench

Title: Program Officer

Department: Code 331

Email for Questions: john.muench@navy.mil


Program Funding

Submit white papers, QUAD charts and full proposals for contracts to this email address: ONR Code 33 Research Submissions

Follow instructions within BAA for submission of grant proposals to grants.gov website.

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