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Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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2012 / SBIR
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VAWD Applied Science & Technology
1607 S Pantano Rd, Ste 405 Tucson, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Biometrics-at-a-distance
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W911QX-12-C-0077
Award Amount: $147,000.00


VAWD Applied Science and Technology is pleased to offer the following proposal in response to DARPA"s Small Business Initiative SB121-004, Biometrics-at-a-Distance. VAWD"s experience with development and testing of stand-off range Sense-Through-the-Wall (STTW) and Foliage Penetration (FOPEN) radars for detection and tracking of human motion in last five years enable VAWD to propose the following tasks to meet the requirements in Phase I. Use a BioPac BioHarness to collect human postural sway, breathing and heartbeat micro-movement data. Use simulation and analysis to develop radar DSP algorithms for extracting, discriminating and classifying micro-Doppler signatures associated with human postural sway, breathing, and heart-beat. Build human micro-movement simulator hardware for testing with one of VAWD"s Sense Through Obstruction Remote Monitoring Sensor (STORMS) radar products. Perform initial tests at stand-off ranges of 20, 30, and 50 meters with and without an obstructing wall. Final delivery will consist of a report containing the results and analysis from both the simulation and the initial testing.

Principal Investigator:

Vinh Adams
(520) 241-9713

Business Contact:

Wesley Dwelly
Vice President
(520) 665-9791
Small Business Information at Submission:

VAWD Applied Science & Technology
1607 S Pantano Rd, Ste 405 Tucson, AZ -

EIN/Tax ID: 205651025
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No