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Radio Frequency (RF) Tomography for Reduction of Improvised Explosive Device…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
92987
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-145-2455
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
REMSENSE, INC.
50849 Hawthorne Meadows South Bend, IN 46628
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Radio Frequency (RF) Tomography for Reduction of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Threat
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-09-M-1550
Award Amount: $99,434.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal address the applicability of the RF tomography concept to the detection of IEDs. In the proposal, RemSense, Inc. presents a clear Phase I path to establishing the RF tomography concept for this use by presenting a preliminary overview of the potential algorithms used for the concept. Further, RemSense has arranged a teaming agreement with FIRST RF corporation to take measurement data during the Phase I effort. BENEFIT: Aside from the obvious benefit that the tactical community, in general, would benefit from a robust method for detecting underground IEDs, the establishment of the RFT concept as an applicable method for detecting and classifying IEDs will promote the concept in general as a viable solution to other tactical scenarios. The added awareness of this concept may initiate further funding of its development to solve many of the practical issues of its deployment, such as automatic calibration of the sensor array to minimize the manual process of setting up the transceivers, pointing them, registering them, etc. This year alone, the Joint Imporovised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) has budgeted $2.57B to defeating IEDs in the battlefield. According to the JIEDDO 2007 annual report, one of the technological challenges to defeating IEDs is in detecting and classifying trip-wires and IED threats underground. These challenges are directly addressed by the RFT concept proposed here.

Principal Investigator:

Scott Anderson
President
9374783744
dscottanderson@gmail.com

Business Contact:

Scott Anderson
President
9374783744
dscottanderson@gmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

REMSENSE, INC.
50849 Hawthorne Meadows South Bend, IN 46628

EIN/Tax ID: 261673977
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No