Detection and Disposal of Buried Bombs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 25860
Amount: $733,580.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Bakhtar Associates
2429 West Coast Highway,, Suite 201, Newport Beach, CA, 92663
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Khosrow Bakhtar
 (714) 642-3255
Business Contact
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Research Institution
An innovative and cost-effective approach is proposed for site survey and detection of buried ordnance. The technique is based on development of a "ground penetrating radar" (GPR) and associated multitask software control package. This system can be used to generate, transmit into the ground, and receive step frequency electromagnetic signals with ability to control the frequency number. Algorithm shall be provided to show the necessary steps for software control program development to enable acceptance of the site specific data, subsequent determination of the ground "dielectric" constant, and capability to control the resulting resonant frequency. Such capability coupled with image processing, "tomography," shall enable detection of ordnance with sizes varying from tens of centimeters to several meters at depth varying from few centimeters to 50 meters. Application of Bakhtar's explosive safety criteria, deeloped under separate SBIR program for the Ai force, shall be demonstrated to secure the exposed site (ES) around detected target (s) and subsequnelty detonate the ordnance using low explosives (fuse) detonators.

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