Biometrics-at-a-distance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W911NF-18-C-0043
Agency Tracking Number: D2-2112
Amount: $497,874.92
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB121-004
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-07-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-07-26
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
 vinhadams@vawdengineering.com
Business Contact
 Vinh Adams
Phone: (520) 419-9713
Email: vinhadams@vawdengineering.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
VAWD is proud to submit this proposal to explore a new sensor development potentially capable of precise determination of Potential Threat Elements (PTE) identified by Polarimetric STTW radar systems. Current STTW radar has demonstrated the ability to detect persons through obstructions at operational relevant ranges. Although the systems have proven the ability to capture differentiating characteristics (biometrics) from human targets, the current radar instantiation has limitations. Those limitations include restrictions in the inability to isolate threats that are potentially carrying weapons. VAWD proposes to explore the potential for the use of Polarimetric Radar techniques in order to enable the exploitation of nonlinear phenomenology for the detection and identification of PTE. The paradigm shift will also spur other areas of development, such as detecting a weapon cache concealed within hidden chambers that would be impractical without the new developments.

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