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Optimal Detection of Buried Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's) in Clutter

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87235
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-099-0061
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Optimal Detection of Buried Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's) in Clutter
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-09-C-M610
Award Amount: $69,996.00
 

Abstract:

There is a demonstrated need for improved detection of improvised explosive devices in the modern battlefield. Thermal detection of disturbed soils associated with IED burial offers a robust signature, but the signature strength in the presence of natural clutter (including effects due to topography and meteorology) is difficult to predict. Additionally, relatively little empirical data is available on the thermal properties of disturbed soils that can be used to parameterize models. The work proposed here by Arete Associates and David Paige meets those challenges by way of a rigorous 3-D thermal model validated and parameterized with new field experimental data on the thermal behavior of disturbed soils. The resulting model serves as the centerpiece for the development and demonstration of an innovative and rigorous tactical decision aid to direct the optimal thermal detection of buried IEDs.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew N. Hock
Staff Scientist
8188852297
ahock@arete.com

Business Contact:

Luana Minor
Contracts Specialist
8188852232
lminor@arete.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARETE ASSOC.
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA 91396

EIN/Tax ID: 952954108
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No