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A High Speed Towed Magnetic Array for In-Road Detection of Improvised Explosive…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81574
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-169-0271
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GEOPHEX LTD.
605 Mercury Street Raleigh, NC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: A High Speed Towed Magnetic Array for In-Road Detection of Improvised Explosive Devices Employing Optimized Magnetic Map Differencing
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-08-C-0518
Award Amount: $729,603.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of this project is to design, build, and test an active electromagnetic induction (EMI) sensor array for detecting and characterizing IEDs. At low frequencies (below a few kHz), an EMI sensor is a magnetometer that primarily responds to susceptibility targets (i.e., ferrous objects). The main difference is that, while a magnetometer uses the earth's field as the illuminating source, an EMI sensor emits its own time-varying magnetic field and, thus, has the name electro-magnetometer. During Phase II, we will design and build a new 7-channel GEM-3 array with a 2.4-m swath; modify the driver electronics for an increased number of channels; increase the sampling rate up to 750 Hz for higher vehicle speeds; conduct indoor/outdoor tests at Geophex; develop and build, in co-operation with the ARDEC staff, sensor-mounting contraptions for a candidate vehicle; conduct demonstration surveys at ARDEC on a moving vehicle.

Principal Investigator:

I. J. Won
Chief Scientist
9198398515
ijwon@geophex.com

Business Contact:

Lynda Redner
Accountant
9198398515
redner@geophex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GEOPHEX LTD.
605 Mercury Street Raleigh, NC 27603

EIN/Tax ID: 561378871
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No