Covert Micro-Reflector Tags

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-02-M-0244
Agency Tracking Number: N023-0047
Amount: $69,988.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Rd., Dayton, OH, 45440
DUNS: 130020209
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Patrick Hood
 Chief Scientist-Materials
 (937) 320-1877
 hoodpj@crgrp.net
Business Contact
 Patrick Hood
Title: President
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Email: hoodpj@crgrp.net
Research Institution
 University of Rochester
 Donna Galloway
 Ofc of Research & Proj Admin, 5th Floor Hylan Building
Rochester, NY, 14627
 (585) 275-1502
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
"Cornerstone Research Group, Inc., with the University of Rochester, proposes to develop a covert marking system based on dust-sized micro-reflector tags composed of a material with unique reflectance signatures not visible to the naked eye. These tagswill be coupled with an imaging sensor capable of uniquely distinguishing tag signatures from the background environment. Material development will leverage previous R&D accomplished for DOD and NASA. Operational Benefits: (1) Provides real-time covertsensing of adversaries or suspects hidden among friendly or neutral populations or camouflaged in the environment; (2) Provides real-time covert tracking of activity patterns of people or vehicles traversing terrain; (3) Capable of supporting tacticalcombat operations in daylight or night time, compatible with Night Vision Goggles (NVG) for night-time operation; (4) Low acquisition cost and simple, low cost operation. Commercial Applications: (1) All military components' ground combat units; (2) Lawenforcement at federal, state and local levels; (3) Private investigations and surveillance; (4) Wildlife and livestock management."

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