Advanced Low Power Personnel/Vehicle Detecting Radar for Smart Unattended Ground Sensor/Munition Systems
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DOD / ARMY
During Phase I, McQ Inc. and the University of Florida have designed a Micro Radar suitable for use as a detection modality for unattended ground sensor (UGS) systems and smart munition systems. This work has focused on reducing power consumption and increasing the detection range of our existing radar that is used with OmniSense. During Phase I we have proven the feasibility of developing an UGS radar that detects people at 50 meters and vehicles at 200 meters while consuming an average power of less than 1 watt. During Phase II McQ Inc. will work with both the University of Florida and Smart Microwave Sensors GmbH to apply our Phase I research to SMS"s commercial surveillance radar. For this SBIR project we will improve the performance of this system in three areas: power consumption, detection range, and chip-scale integration. We will revise electronics hardware, operational firmware, and operational modalities to increase detection range and reduce the operating power to 1 watt or less. We will also develop a plan for migrating the design to a chip based implementation that can be carried out during a Phase II Plus or Phase III commercialization contract.
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