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POSITIVE COMBAT IDENTIFICATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
17759
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17759
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spectra Research, Inc.
2790 Indian Ripple Road Russ Research Center Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: POSITIVE COMBAT IDENTIFICATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $47,656.00
 

Abstract:

SPECTRA RESEARCH, INC. PROPOSES TO RESEARCH AND SYNTHESIZE ADVANCED COVERT MULTI-SPECTRAL IFF CONCEPTS WHICH EMPLOY UNIQUE LOW COST DISCRIMINATION TECHNIQUES TO DETECT AND POSITIVELY IDENTIFY FRIENDLY FORCES. THE PROPOSED INTERROGATING SENSOR OPERATES ON A COMBINATION OF PASSIVE NON-COOPERATIVE EMISSIVE RADIATION AND BACKSCATTER AUGMENTED BY NON-RADIATING COOPERATIVE MULTISPECTRAL RETROREFLECTIVE IFF DEVICES. THESE DEVICES EMPLOY DIGITALLY ENCODED MULTISPECTRAL EO/IR AND RF RETROFLECTION TO ASSURE HIGH ACCURACY, ROBUSTNESS, AND LOW INTERCEPT NON-COMPROMISING OPERATION. THIS COMBINATION OF NON-COOPERATIVE AND COOPERATIVE ENCODED MULTISPECTRAL RETURNS PROVIDES SUBSTANTIAL, SECURE SENSOR SOURCE DATA FOR OPERATIONS OVER A BROAD SET OF ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS. NEURAL NET SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES WILL FUSE THIS DATA TO ENHANCE RELIABILITY OVER THIS DIVERSE SET OF OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS - THIS TECHNOLOGY HAS DIRECT APPLICATION TO THE COMMERCIAL SECTOR INCLUDING MONITORING OF TRANSPORTATION, MANUFACTURING, SHIPPING, AND INVENTORY RESOURCE IDENTIFICATION.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Zidek
5134364454

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Spectra Research, Inc.
P.o. Box 495 Dayton, OH 45459

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