Sniper Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-10-C-6529
Agency Tracking Number: N073-164-0427
Amount: $749,965.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-164
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
896 W Minneola Ave, Suite 57, Clermont, FL, -
DUNS: 626372622
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Martin Lahart
 (703) 922-0433
Business Contact
 Liz Alessi
Title: CEO
Phone: (407) 310-3440
Research Institution
Under this Phase II effort, the A2-T2 team will build upon the success of our Phase I project to further extend pre-shot standoff detection of snipers and potential snipers. The system is based on the existing Photo-Automatic-Linking-System for facial detection and recognition with added capabilities specifically directed at sniper detection to create PALS for Sniper Detection (PALS-SD). PALS-SD is a multi-modal camera-based system that employs electro-optics, range finding, and new classes of eye-safe lasers to detect sniper signatures, to include detection of eyes, faces, rifle scopes, binoculars, and other indicators of surveillance. The system is designed to support the required range of up to 600 meters. A key to the concept is our 360-degree high rate screening module, which quickly scans the environs of the transport vehicle to identify potential snipers. Once the signature of a potential sniper is detected, the powerful long-range optics examine the target area for confirmation of the presence of a sniper. The proposed effort represents a progressive advancement of the concept through modeling and simulations, through laboratory testing, and into field-testing through realistic battlespace scenarios, resulting in an advanced concept for preproduction prototyping. The system will be supported with advanced software for command and control and imaging analytics for high rejection of false alarms. Under our modular concept, PALS-SD lends itself to vehicle transport as well as eventual deployment on robotic platforms and potentially warfighter-borne configurations. This modular approach further facilitates integration of PALS-SD with other force protection tools, such as acoustic sniper detection systems and automatic sighting of both lethal and nonlethal weapons.

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