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Enhanced Targeting Sensor Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-17-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6414
Amount: $1,546,194.58
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A15-071
Solicitation Number: 15.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-06-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-04-01
Small Business Information
200 Westside Square Suite 320
Huntsville, AL 35801
United States
DUNS: 129074840
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Harchanko
 Chief Engineer
 (256) 562-0087
Business Contact
 David Chenault
Phone: (256) 562-0087
Research Institution

This effort will demonstrate the optimal sensor architecture for the Apache that provides improved target-to-background contrast using innovative polarimetric sensors coupled with image processing algorithms. As the battlefield becomes more complex and the operator is required to perform an increasing number of challenging tasks, sensor technologies that complement and enhance operational requirements while decreasing targeting workload become more attractive. As an example, the copilot/gunner (CPG) onboard the Apache D/E model aircraft performs many critical tasks including pilotage in addition to target recognition, engagement, and assessment. Improved target-to-background contrast provides extended detection / classification range and will increase situational awareness and recognition / identification and permit accurate and rapid tactical decisions to focus combat power and conduct decisive operations.

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