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SUAS Killer, Identifier, and Tracker

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H9222218P0024
Agency Tracking Number: S173-005-0016
Amount: $149,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM173-005
Solicitation Number: 2017.3
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-04-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-10-09
Small Business Information
1845 West 205th Street
Torrance, CA 90501
United States
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mr. Chris Ulmer
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Mr. Gordon Drew
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution

To address USSOCOMs need for a system to detect, locate, track, and either disable and/or destroy a small unmanned aerial system (SUAS) from a distance, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop the new SUAS Killer, Identifier, and Tracker (SKEET) system. The SKEET system is based on a new design that combines state-of-the-art airspace monitoring technology utilizing compact scanning radar with novel passive RF scanning for rapid identification and discrimination from false targets. Innovations in accurate, high-speed tracking will enable fire control augmenting system data to be generated with enough fidelity to calculate dynamic, real-time firing solutions which can be fed to a motorized gimbal or to a weapons operator via heads up display or digital spotting scope. As a result, this system offers a tactical, ruggedized solution that provides effective countermeasures with sufficient standoff to allow for personnel to take appropriate offensive or defensive action. In Phase I, POC will theoretically demonstrate the feasibility of SKEET by conducting focused feasibility studies coupled with selected feasibility experiments to reach technology readiness level (TRL)-3. In Phase II, POC plans to refine the system design and produce a fully-integrated prototype to use for live demonstration against a SUAS, reaching TRL-6.

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