NOVEL SENSOR SYSTEM FOR WIDE AREA MINES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8673
Amount: $249,837.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Geo-centers Inc.
7 Wells Ave, Newton Centre, MA, 02159
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Grant Stokes
 (617) 964-7070
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
GEO-CENTERS, INC. PROPOSED TO DESIGN, DEVELOP, AND TEST A NOVEL SENSOR SYSTEM FOR WIDE AREA MINES (WAMS) THAT WILL ULTIMATELY DETECT ARMORED VEHICLES AT DISTANCES EXCEEDING 100 METERS. A MAGNETIC SENSOR TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN DEVELOPED AND DEMONSTRATED WHICH PROMISES TO UNIQUELY COMBINE HIGH SENSITIVITY WITH EXTREME SIMPLICITY, RELIABILITY, RUGGEDNESS, COMPACT SIZE AND LOW COST. PROJECTED SENSITIVITIES PREDICT A THEORETICAL DETECTION RANGE OF GREATER THAN 200 METERS FOR A 20 TON TANK. THIS PHASE I SBIR PROGRAM WILL ANALYTICALLY DETERMIE AND EXPERIMENTALLY DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY OF THIS MAGNETIC SENSOR TECHNOLOGY TO DETECT TARGET VEHICLES AT LARGE DISTANCES IN THE FIELD. DATA COLLECTED IN THE FIELD WILL DEMONSTRATE THE CAPABILITY OF THE SENSOR FOR WAM APPLICATIONS AND ANALYTIC CALCULATIONS WILL BE PERFORMED TO DETERMINE THE CAPABILITY OF THE FULLY DEVELOPED SENSOR TO DETECT MILITARILY SIGNIFICANT TARGETS. THE ADDITIONAL CAPABILITY GAINED BY USING THIS MAGNETIC SENSOR IN AN ARRAY OF COMMUNICATING AND COOPERATING WAMS WILL BE EXPLORED.

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