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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:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DNDOSBIR12-02-FP-002-PSPT-II
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
12.1-002
Solicitation Number:
HSHQDC-12-R-00052
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Integration of Inertial Measurement Data for Improved Localization and Tracking of Radiation Sources
Agency: DHS
Contract: HSHQDC-13-C-00046
Award Amount: $791,362.58
 

Abstract:

The work proposed will develop and implement commercially viable 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 enhanced localization and tracking of sources in a pedestrian‐based search scenario. Appropriate available technologies for position determination (COTS MEMs‐based IMUs) will be selected and integrated into pre‐production spectroscopic radiation detection platforms. Algorithms to extract relative positioning from IMU data will be developed and implemented, and existing advanced Bayesian inference algorithms will be updated to utilize relative position data. The goal of the Phase II program is to provide fully integrated and tested pre‐production radiation detectors with the improved search capability for further evaluation and CONOPs development. These pre‐production devices will demonstrate the commercial viability of the enhanced search algorithms within a networked system of commercial radiation detectors.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel Cooper
cooper@passportsystems.com

Business Contact:

Paul 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