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A Tactical Decision Aid to Determine Optimal Times to Acquire Buried IEDs With…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87236
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-099-1043
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Signature Research, Inc.
P.O. Box 346 Calumet, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: A Tactical Decision Aid to Determine Optimal Times to Acquire Buried IEDs With Thermal Imaging Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-09-C-P006
Award Amount: $69,977.00
 

Abstract:

Development of a novel software application to estimate the "best times" during a diurnal cycle to find buried IEDs is proposed. Disturbed soil heats and cools at a different rate than the surrounding undisturbed soil. Clutter objects also heat and cool at differing rates from the soil because of different heat transfer mechanisms and coefficients. Therefore, there may be times of day when buried IED signals are sufficiently distinct from clutter objects to allow reliable detection. Our software application will estimate when and the duration of these favorable periods over varying meteorological conditions. In the Phase I effort we will use a DoD-developed high fidelity background model, EOView, to prove the concept. We will use predicted thermal signatures of IEDs and thermal clutter objects from EOView to assess their time varying thermal characteristics driven by the diurnal meteorology. In the Phase I Option the development of a Commander's IED-TDA product begins. We will write a software requirements specification and begin to develop high fidelity stand-alone thermal modules of buried IEDs and clutter objects suitable for use in a PC-based application through imposition of appropriate boundary conditions on the thermal modules. A prototype product is developed in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

William Reynolds
President
9063373360
reynolds@signatureresearchinc.com

Business Contact:

Tracy Maki
Business Manager
9063373360
maki@signatureresearchinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SIGNATURE RESEARCH, INC.
P.O. Box 346 Calumet, MI 49913

EIN/Tax ID: 383045377
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No