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IED neutralization from an airborne platform

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA119-P-0010
Agency Tracking Number: T182-001-0090
Amount: $147,151.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA182-001
Solicitation Number: 18.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-10-20
Small Business Information
940 South 2000 West #140
Springville, UT 84663
United States
DUNS: 626017854
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brett J Young
 Senior Algorithms Engineer
 (801) 798-8440
Business Contact
 Curtis Thomas
Phone: (801) 798-8440
Research Institution

In cooperation with the Joint Improvised-threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) and the U.S. Army, IMSAR LLC demonstrated its radar systems' ability to successfully detect IED emplacements from the RQ-7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). As part of the Army’s ShadowSAR program, IMSAR operated and maintained these Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors for 4 ½ years in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Sentinel’s Freedom (OSF). In total, IMSAR collected and analyzed radar data from 7926 hours of route clearance patrols providing near real-time Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) intelligence. IMSAR has begun development of a glide-bomb with GPS guidance and options for active or semi-active radar seekers, referred to as the micro-Precision Strike Vehicle (µPSV), which could be deployed against a suspected IED. Leveraging past experience with IED detection, IMSAR proposes to use the NSP-5 to detect disturbances and verify IED emplacement, and in parallel further develop the µPSV to be used to strike and detonate IEDs in place. IMSAR can rapidly transition the µPSV to be deployable from any Group 3 or larger UAS to defeat suspected IEDs.

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