Method of Locating Unexploded Ordnance

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,730.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8224-09-C-0029
Award Id:
93186
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-236-2512
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
23 General Robert E. Blount Drive, Bassfield, MS, 39421
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
795466437
Principal Investigator:
Kluesener
Senior Engineer
(513) 205-2104
rkluesener@ares-sg.com
Business Contact:
BrianBallard
VP Advanced Engineering G
(443) 285-1111
bballard@ares-sg.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The Unexploded Ordnance Asset RFID System (UARS) is an active low frequency RFID tracking system designed for locating unexploded ordinance (UXO) on the battlefield. The system is a passive thin collar RFID tag that is placed onto the munition during manufacture and becomes activated after delivery on target. Once activated, the RFID tag enters a passive listening mode, waiting for a specific excitation signal before responding. This design allows for unprecedented system shelf life, a long active lifetime, and superior ranges of operation for detecting both above ground and underground UXO. The user friendly, vehicle mounted reader design allows for accurate detection and location of the tags from extended distances. The secure RFID tag contains information critical to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams directly on the tag, with the full history of the munition stored on a centralized database. BENEFIT: The UARS is poised for immediate impact reducing civilian deaths from UXO and reducing the quantity of UXO that is reused as Improvised Explosive Devices against US Forces. By small adjustments to the packaging geometry, the underlying technology can be readily applied to the tracking of additional munition types such as other Mk80 series bombs, cluster munitions, missiles, and unguided rockets.

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