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LONGWAVE ELECTROMAGNETIC SENSOR FOR COUNTERPROLIFERATION ACTIVITIES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
32668
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
32668
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Pacific-sierra Research Corp.
2901 28th St Suite 300 Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: LONGWAVE ELECTROMAGNETIC SENSOR FOR COUNTERPROLIFERATION ACTIVITIES
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $95,362.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to design a compact, multiple purpose electromagnetic sensor for monitoring the extremely low frequency (ELF), very low frequency (VLF), and low frequency (LF) spectrum. Our goal is to design a modular, low cost sensor capable of being configured for multiple applications and capable of being employed in remote, unattended sensor networks. We describe three applications or scenarios that form the basis for a requirements-driven sensor design. These scenarios involve the need for sensors to detect, monitor, and characterize underground facilities capable of producing or testing weapons of mass destruction. Technical objectives are to identify sets of application-specific sensor performance characteristics and to incorporate these characteristics into a flexible design. The three function areas of antenna design, noise reduction techniques, and signal processing hold the key to sensor operation at different frequencies and with different signal extraction requirements. Our modular design will maximize the functions in common modules and thereby minimize the changes necessary for different applications.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth A. Poehls
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Pacific-sierra Research Corp
1401 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1100 Arlington, VA 22209

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