Covert Micro-Reflector Tags
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
"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."
Small Business Information at Submission:
Patrick J. Hood
Research Institution Information:
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Rd. Dayton, OH 45440
Number of Employees:
University of Rochester
Ofc of Research & Proj Admin, 5th Floor Hylan Building
Rochester, NY 14627
Nonprofit college or university