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Random Radar

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78081
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-024-0013
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Black River Systems Company, Inc.
162 Genesee Street Utica, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Random Radar
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0094
Award Amount: $99,921.00
 

Abstract:

Black River Systems Co., Inc. and Syracuse Research Corporation propose to develop a portable self-contained sensor, of size consistent with carriage and operation by a single airman, mounting on a pickup truck or a C-130 aircraft, capable of standoff sense-through-the-wall detection and location of humans and mapping their surroundings in real time. The key discriminators of the proposed baseline approach are: 1) an ultra wideband (UWB) random noise based transmitter with high-resolution coherent, correlation-type digital receiver, 2) a moving target detector to detect and locate very small movements of potential targets, 3) an image processor to image buildings and contents, providing real time situation awareness, and 4) covert and jam proof operation. Advanced features such as exploitation of model-based deconvolution and phenomenology, advanced imaging techniques, coherent and non-coherent clutter suppression, jamming/RFI suppression, covertness and ultra-wideband waveform diversity for long range standoff operation providing real-time, dynamic, and accurate information will be studied. Each trade will balance detection, image quality, speed, covertness and jamming resistance with system size, weight, power and cost. A Phase II program plan for development and test of a prototype system leading to high fidelity estimates and critical laboratory tests of proof-of-the-fundamental principles will be developed.

Principal Investigator:

Walter Szczepanski
Principal Investigator
3157327385
szczepanski@brsc.com

Business Contact:

Milissa Benincasa
General Manager
3157327385
benincasa@brsc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BLACK RIVER SYSTEMS CO., INC.
162 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13502

EIN/Tax ID: 161515846
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
SYRACUSE RESEARCH CORP.
6225 Running Ridge Road
North Syracuse, NY 13212
Contact: Barry Clark
Contact Phone: (315) 452-8149
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization