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Persistent Multi-Intelligence Perimeter Sensing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87199
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-081-0509
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Persistent Multi-Intelligence Perimeter Sensing
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-09-C-S159
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Imagery is a powerful tool for enhancing situational awareness. If operating personnel can see potential enemies well in advance of them being an active threat, there is time to mount a coordinated response. Imagery is particularly useful as it is an excellent sensor for classifying not only types of targets, but even their intent. While imagery is very useful for perimeter security, particularly infrared, it carries with it costs in terms of not only equipment but also operator hours for managing the resulting data. This solicitation, and our proposed solution, attempts to overcome these challenges by pairing a low-cost radio frequency (RF) direction finding (DF) system based on time difference of arrival (TDOA) with automated image processing. The DF system will provide an initial cue for the secondary imaging sensor with automated image processing. Such a concept reduces the number of cameras required for a particular installation as well as the operator load and data communications bandwidth of the cameras themselves. Toyon's proposed solution leverages many years of experience in wireless communications, namely multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and software defined radio (SDR) systems. Our solution also features high confidence detection and track confirmation video analytics.

Principal Investigator:

Richard E. Cagley
Senior Analyst
8059686787
rcagley@toyon.com

Business Contact:

Marcella R. Lindbery
Director of Finance and Contracts
8059686787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID: 953526665
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No