Handheld Hidden Chamber Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H9222218P0031
Agency Tracking Number: S173-004-0134
Amount: $149,878.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM173-004
Solicitation Number: 2017.3
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-05-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-11-16
Small Business Information
1607 S Pantano Rd, Ste 405, Tucson, AZ, 85710
DUNS: 786491659
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Vinh Adams
 (520) 241-9713
Business Contact
 Vinh Adams
Phone: (520) 241-9713
Email: vinhadams@vawdengineering.com
Research Institution
VAWD has extensive experience developing technologies and products for Sense Through The Wall (STTW) and RF Penetration through materials. Based on our experience we believe that the RF spectrum is a natural fit to solve this problem. Therefore we have constrained our trade space for an optimized microwave technology solution.VAWD proposes techniques that will use Multi-Frequency discrimination in order to have reliable detection and identification hidden chambers. The Multi-Frequency techniques will use some of the same radar hardware and signal processing concepts that enabled us to penetrate through common building materials such as brick, cinder block, concrete, wood, sheet rock, ply wood, etc. and measure human micro-Doppler. The difference is to simultaneously use a higher frequency that does not penetrate through obstructions. This frequency will be about ten times the STTW frequency with an antenna pattern designed to mimic the STTW antenna. This technique allows the system to discriminate between multipath within the room and reflections from another chamber. The structure features will be classified into rooms so that hidden chambers can be identified.

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