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QUADRUPOLE ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AS APPLIED TO STANDOFF DETECTION OF MINES…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
6591
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6591
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Troglodyte Society Inc
1400 Post Ln Bowie, MD 20716
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: QUADRUPOLE ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AS APPLIED TO STANDOFF DETECTION OF MINES AND EXPLOSIVES DEVICES
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,983.00
 

Abstract:

THE FAILURE OF FAR FIELD ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY TO BE COMPLETELY USEFUL AS A TECHNIQUE FOR DETECTION THEORY AS APPLIED TO THE DETECTION OF MINES AND NON-METALLIC OBJECTS IN SOIL LEADS TO THE IDEA THAT PERHAPS DETECTION IS A NEAR FIELD PROBLEM. BY SYNTHESIZING A NEAR FIELD BY DRIVING APPROPRIATE ANTENNAS AND USING THIS SYNTHESIZED NEAR FIELD IN A DETECTION SYSTEM, THEN INCREASED RANGE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING CAPABILITY MIGHT BE EXPECTED. THE LIKELY COMPONENTS OF THE NEAR FIELD THAT WOULD BE USEFUL ARE QUARDUPOLE AND OCTOPOLE RADIATION. FEASIBILITY STUDIES OF THE CONCEPT WOULD INCLUDE CALCULATION AND COMPARING SCATTERING CROSS SECTIONS OF TYPICAL TARGETS BY DIPOLE, QUADRUPOLE, AND OCTOPOLE RADIATION, DETERMINATION OF THE ARRANGEMENT OF ELEMENTS OF ANTENNAS DESIGNED FOR QUADRUPOLE AND OCTOPOLE RADIATION FOR MAXIMUM DIRECTIVITY AND ALSO DETERMINATION OF INPUT IMPEDANCES FOR THE VARIOUS ANTENNAS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr francis e council
3012496478

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Troglodyte Society Inc
1400 Post Ln Bowie, MD 20716

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