Retrodirective Noise Correlating Radar with Real-Time Imaging of Sniper Bullets and Terrain

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W911NF-09-C-0143
Agency Tracking Number: A09A-017-0268
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: A09A-T017
Solitcitation Number: 2009.A
Small Business Information
Helios Remote Sensing Systems, Inc.
101 Bleecker Street, Utica, NY, 13501
Duns: 806603515
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Walter Szczepanski
 President & Chief Scientist
 (315) 732-0101
 walter.szczepanski@heliossensors.com
Business Contact
 Walter Szczepanski
Title: President & Chief Scientist
Phone: (315) 732-0101
Email: walter.szczepanski@heliossensors.com
Research Institution
 SRC
 John Dougherty
 6225 Running Ridge Road
North Syracuse, NY, 13212 2510
 (315) 452-8159
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
Helios Remote Sensing Systems and SRC will develop an automatic short-range ballistics search-track-imaging system that provides to individual soldiers a unique capability for rapidly determining the location of threats that would reduce injuries and casualties. By leveraging recent breakthroughs in retrodirective auto-cued radars, 360° video imaging technology, and cell phone technology, we plan to develop and demonstrate these new technological capabilities for imaging sniper bullet trajectories along with the local terrain environment. The new radar technology will be integrated with advanced data processing and battlefield visualization algorithms emerging from private industry and DoD research programs to provide real-time imaging of the projectile assaults overlaid onto the surrounding 3-D terrain and environment. The total sensor system concept includes an integrated 360° retrodirective, auto-cued vehicle mounted radar, 360° camera system, and a vehicle mounted data processing base station that is wireless interfaced to man-carrier miniature imaging displays. The proposed sensor system will be capable of day-night and severe environment operation.

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