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Enhanced Hand-held Electromagnetic Induction Sensor for Landmine Detection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
48415
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A992-0994
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AETC, INC.
8910 University Center Lane Suite 900 San Diego, CA 92122 0101
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Enhanced Hand-held Electromagnetic Induction Sensor for Landmine Detection
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAD19-01-C-0012
Award Amount: $720,816.00
 

Abstract:

Currently available handheld mine detectors are effective in detecting metal mines and pieces of metal used in the firing mechanisms of non-metallic mines. However, these detectors can have a very high false alarm rate due to an inability to discriminatetargets, particularly the types and shapes of small metal-firing mechanism parts, and they are not effective at localizing small metallic targets within their electromagnetic footprint. We are proposing innovative enhancements to the technology embodiedin the Army standard mine detecting unit AN/PSS-12 that will lead the development of an affordable device that can precisely locate and discriminate between mines and clutter. The Phase I research has demonstrated the feasibility of the basic concept. InPhase II we will develop and test a prototype sensor.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Bell
Project Manager
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Business Contact:

Thomas Bell
Vice President
7034130500
Small Business Information at Submission:

AETC, INC.
8910 University Center Lane, Suite #900 San Diego, CA 92122

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