Counter UAS Enhanced Sensor (CUES)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-17-C-0054
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6609
Amount: $974,106.76
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-005
Solicitation Number: 2009.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-03-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-03-23
Small Business Information
200 Westside Square, Huntsville, AL, 35801
DUNS: 129074840
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Harchanko
 Director of Engineering
 (256) 562-0087
 john.harchanko@polarissensor.com
Business Contact
 Michele Banish
Phone: (256) 562-0087
Email: michele.banish@polarissensor.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of the effort is to detect airborne IED threats (munitions/explosives on UAS) using the proposed Counter UAS Enhanced Sensor (CUES) system, a scanning optical imaging sensor suite with enhanced detection capabilities tied to polarization imaging.The CUES system will provide counter UAS / airborne IED coverage over 360 with detection capability beyond conventional optical systems.The proposed sensor suite is mounted on a man-portable elevated platform that provides continuous surveillance.Multiple sensors can be mounted on the platform to increase revisit rate and surveillance coverage.This effort addresses SOCOM and SOF capability gaps for counter-UAS with additional applications on both air and ground platforms.Interested programs include SOCOM, JSOC, the Rapid Equipping Force, and the Asymmetric Warfare Group.

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