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Integration of Inertial Measurement Data for Improved Localization and Tracking…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DNDOSBIR12-02-FP-001-PSPT
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
12.1-002
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Passport Systems, Inc.
70 Treble Cove Road N. Billerica, MA 01862-2208
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Integration of Inertial Measurement Data for Improved Localization and Tracking of Radiation Sources
Agency: DHS
Contract: HSHQDC-12-C-00092
Award Amount: $149,323.45
 

Abstract:

The work proposed will study, develop, and implement efficient gradient detection methods and algorithms for localizing radiation sources using a single non‐directional detector. Exploitation of gradients introduced by source‐to‐detector distance – through natural or deliberate motion – and those introduced by body‐shielding will allow for localization and tracking of sources in a pedestrian‐based search scenario. Available technologies for position determination (e.g. MEMs‐based INUs) will be evaluated and integrated into existing spectroscopic radiation detection platforms, and existing advanced Bayesian inference algorithms will be updated to utilize new relative position data. Both the advanced algorithms and the spectroscopic radiation detectors were previously developed under the IRSS ATD program. Their use for this proposed work will significantly reduce both cost and risk.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel A. Cooper

Business Contact:

Paul H. Johnson
johnson@passportsystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Passport Systems, Inc.
70 Treble Cove Road N. Billerica, MA 01862-2208

EIN/Tax ID: 010762281
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No