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Dynamic 3-D Threat Mapping Using a Sensor Constellation Deployed on Mobile…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
94910
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-022-0203
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10T022
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Dynamic 3-D Threat Mapping Using a Sensor Constellation Deployed on Mobile Platforms
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911SR-10-C-0075
Award Amount: $99,996.00
 

Abstract:

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and its partners, Research Support Systems (RSI, a PSI-subsidiary) and Professor Thomas Strohmer of UC Davis, propose to develop an innovative approach that can be employed by an 'on-the-move' sensor constellation to determine the size (length, width, and height), absolute geo-location, and 3-D concentration distribution of chemical threat clouds released on battlefields. The available information from such a system will enhance the situational awareness of the warfighter. Through the development of a simulation environment, PSI and its academic partner will develop and demonstrate optimum triangulation and reconstruction algorithms that are robust to pointing uncertainties, noisy and limited projection data from uneven terrains, while at the same time minimizing reconstruction errors and reducing the computational load. A deployable prototype will be developed and demonstrated as part of a follow-on Phase II program. The system (2 or more sensors moving at ~30 mph) will be capable of 3-D cloud reconstructions accounting for total threat mass with less than 30% errors. Threat Center-of-Mass tracks will be accurate to better than 80% while the mobile sensors provide ~0.2 absolute pointing accuracy. 3-D threat reconstructions will be generated once every 90 seconds.

Principal Investigator:

Bogdan R. Cosofret
Group Leader-Inform.Exploitation
9786890003
cosofret@psicorp.com

Business Contact:

B. David Green
President and CEO
9786890003
green@psicorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810

EIN/Tax ID: 042517090
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of California, Davis
1850 Research Park Drive
Suite 300
Davis, CA 95618
Contact: David M. Miller
Contact Phone: 5307548206