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Advance Antenna and Processing Solutions for Multi-Functional Target Detection…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
91961
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-125-1318
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ZIMMERMAN ASSOC., INC.
9302 Lee Highway Suite 600 Fairfax, VA 22031 1214
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Advance Antenna and Processing Solutions for Multi-Functional Target Detection System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-09-C-0011
Award Amount: $69,813.00
 

Abstract:

Advances have been made in the radar detection of IED/EFPs. However, multiple targets are detected in a clutter rich environment. Current radar systems cannot discriminate a threat from a non-threat, therefore all detections must be treated as potential threats and either remediated or avoided. This proposal proposes a system for improved radar target detection, discrimination and target identification capabilities which will be capable of detecting and identifying IEDs, EFPs, and weapons/ammunition hidden in walls, floors, or in the ground. ZAI will combine technology advances in MIR/UWB waveforms, fulpol antenna designs, cross correlation processing, and pattern matching techniques. The new array antenna and cross correlation software will be used to determine the pose and dimensionality of the unknown object. This data will be compared with stored templates of expected threat objects stored in memory in all possible aspect angles. It will be a two channel, MIR/UWB, forward looking, push broom synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system. The design goal road speed will be 20 KPH. If successful, the proposed system will reduce the false alarm rate and provide for more efficient and effective tactical operations.

Principal Investigator:

Bomono Emessiene
Director of Engineering
7038830506
bemessiene@zai-inc.com

Business Contact:

Chuck Hendershot
Exec. VP, CFO
7038830506
chendershot@zai-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ZIMMERMAN ASSOC., INC.
9302 Lee Highway Suite 600 Fairfax, VA 22031

EIN/Tax ID: 521292002
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No