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Low-Cost Sensing Array for Infrasound

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA118P0014
Agency Tracking Number: T172-001-0082
Amount: $149,806.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA172-001
Solicitation Number: 2017.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-03-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-10-26
Small Business Information
16 Great Hollow Road, Hanover, NH, 03755
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Audette, III
 (603) 643-3800
 wea@creare.com
Business Contact
 Robert Kline-Schoder
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Email: contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Infrasound and seismic measurements are used by DTRA and the DoD for nuclear test monitoring, terrorist blast forensics, battle damage assessment, and environmental monitoring. However, these long wavelength physical signals are typically recorded through single-point sensors or sparse low density arrays. As a result, the critical signals of interest are often corrupted or masked by noise or interference that could be filtered away if the measurements were performed by a better spatially distributed array. One solution is to utilize an array of sensors, with the associated benefits to signal-to-noise ratio and interference rejection. Traditionally, infrasound sensors are too expensive to make dense arrays economically feasible. Creare proposes to radically reduce the per-node cost of infrasound sensing through its Infra LC system approach. In Phase I, we propose to design and fabricate very low-cost sensor nodes, assemble the nodes into a demonstration array, and demonstrate the arrays performance in a field test.

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