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Vibration imaging for the characterization of extended, non-cooperative targets

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-19-P-0670
Agency Tracking Number: F19A-006-0055
Amount: $149,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF19A-T006
Solicitation Number: 19.A
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-06-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-06-20
Small Business Information
PO Box 9334
Albuquerque, NM 87119
United States
DUNS: 176086952
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Sami Shakir
 Principal Investigator
 (505) 244-1222
Business Contact
 JJ Kelly
Phone: (505) 244-1222
Research Institution
 New Mexico State University
 Barbara Gonzales Barbara Gonzales
PO Box 30002 MSC RAS
Las Cruces, NM 88003
United States

 (575) 646-5899
 Nonprofit College or University

Tau Technologies is teaming with Dr. David Voelz and his research group at New Mexico State University (NMSU) to propose “Vibration Imaging for the characterization of extended non-cooperative targets�, which employs dual-pulses in two different variations for vibration imaging in order to characterize non-cooperative targets at extended standoffs. One method is based on double-pulse time-averaging holography for extremely sensitive vibration imaging capable of sensing vibration amplitudes in the nanometer scale. This method has been recently shown to be extremely sensitive tool for vibration amplitude imaging. The second method is based on the double-pulse phase timing holographic vibration imaging employed by Lockheed Martin. In Phase I, we will conduct the wave-optics modeling and analysis of these approaches including accuracy and suitability for field deployment against non-cooperative targets in military environments. We will also use these tools to compare these two methods for DH vibration imaging. We will also employ Tau Technology laboratory assets to perform a simple proof of concept demonstration of one or both concepts.

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