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Active Identify Friend/Foe Intruder System

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Cybernet Systems Corporation
3885 Research Park Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2247
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Active Identify Friend/Foe Intruder System
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $79,995.00


Commercial perimeter monitoring systems rely heavily upon visual band CCD surveillance cameras. To enhance monitoring operations at night, the military often adds IR surveillance technology, as well as low light TV capability. In all of these image-based monitoring activities, we expect a human operator to confirm intruder alerts before the intruder is close enough to be positively identified. Thus, positive confirmation requires personnel to issue verbal challenges to distinguish between intruders and authorized personnel. We propose the alternative of providing authorization through an active transponding system which can be interrogated through existing image-based surveillance equipment, even when the personnel are located at extreme ranges. This approach is compatible with visual and IR band surveillance imaging systems and also supports providing low cost IFF function to the individual soldier.

Principal Investigator:

Russell C. Watts

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Cybernet Systems Corp
1919 Green Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105

EIN/Tax ID: 430924383
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No