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Tunnel Detection using MASINT Techniques

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Department of Defense
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2009 / SBIR
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McQ Inc.
1551 Forbes St. Fredericksburg, VA 22405-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Tunnel Detection using MASINT Techniques
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-S610
Award Amount: $67,855.00


McQ will build upon its extensive experience with MASINT unattended ground sensors and electronics systems to develop a portable sensor system that will detect, classify and provide location information for buried tunnels. We will first demonstrate the technical feasibility of using MASINT techniques to exploit both the signals associated with tunnel detection and the physics of propagation to detect tunnels and determine their characteristics. During Phase I we will also develop a preliminary design for a system that will readily and effectively use this capability to provide operators the information that they need for tunnel detection and characterization. Our proposed sensors will employ multiple modalities for sensing the signals associated with activities and routine functions of underground facilities and sites. The sensors will also use our advanced signal processing to classify the nature of target activities. Signal correlation between multiple sensors will provide location and depth information about the signals and the underground sites. Our experience base will also allow us to propose a complete operational system that addresses all aspects of system deployment and operation in addition to the basic sensor operation. Within the scope of the Ph1/Ph2 program, McQ will design, develop, test and deliver a completely functional air deliverable geologic sensor suitable for production and deployment.

Principal Investigator:

Barry Jones
Program Manager
(540) 373-2374

Business Contact:

Keith Armstrong
Chief Operating Officer
(540) 373-2374
Small Business Information at Submission:

McQ Inc.
1551 Forbes St. Fredericksburg, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541341225
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No