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Covert Micro-Reflector Tags

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH 45440-3638
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Covert Micro-Reflector Tags
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-02-M-0244
Award Amount: $69,988.00


"Cornerstone Research Group, Inc., with the University of Rochester, proposes to develop a covert marking system based on dust-sized micro-reflector tags composed of a material with unique reflectance signatures not visible to the naked eye. These tagswill be coupled with an imaging sensor capable of uniquely distinguishing tag signatures from the background environment. Material development will leverage previous R&D accomplished for DOD and NASA. Operational Benefits: (1) Provides real-time covertsensing of adversaries or suspects hidden among friendly or neutral populations or camouflaged in the environment; (2) Provides real-time covert tracking of activity patterns of people or vehicles traversing terrain; (3) Capable of supporting tacticalcombat operations in daylight or night time, compatible with Night Vision Goggles (NVG) for night-time operation; (4) Low acquisition cost and simple, low cost operation. Commercial Applications: (1) All military components' ground combat units; (2) Lawenforcement at federal, state and local levels; (3) Private investigations and surveillance; (4) Wildlife and livestock management."

Principal Investigator:

Patrick J. Hood
Chief Scientist-Materials

Business Contact:

Patrick J. Hood
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Rd. Dayton, OH 45440

EIN/Tax ID: 311517769
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Rochester
Ofc of Research & Proj Admin, 5th Floor Hylan Building
Rochester, NY 14627
Contact: Donna Galloway
Contact Phone: (585) 275-1502
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university