Method of Locating Unexploded Ordnance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8224-09-C-0029
Agency Tracking Number: F083-236-2512
Amount: $99,730.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-236
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
ARES Systems Group
23 General Robert E. Blount Drive, Bassfield, MS, 39421
DUNS: 795466437
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Senior Engineer
 (513) 205-2104
Business Contact
 Brian Ballard
Title: VP Advanced Engineering G
Phone: (443) 285-1111
Research Institution
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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