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Current Source for Magnetic Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56KGU-19-C-0006
Agency Tracking Number: A2-7547
Amount: $499,968.20
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A14-034
Solicitation Number: 14.1
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-10-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-12-17
Small Business Information
601 Hutton St STE 109
Raleigh, NC 27606
United States
DUNS: 148551653
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Todd Nichols
 Scientist II
 (919) 341-8241
Business Contact
 Gary Edge
Phone: (919) 341-8241
Research Institution

Vadum will develop a Scalable Integrated Magnetic Sensing System (SIMSS) that detects and classifies solid explosive substances with up to 10 inches of standoff in buried or concealed non-metallic housings. The low-SWaP 100W design represents the first truly portable NQR-based sensor in the market. The RF sensor identifies solid nitrogen-based explosives (ammonium nitrate, potassium nitrate, sodium nitrite, RDX, HMX, PETN, TNT, tetryl, urea nitrate, glycine), and solid oxygen-based explosives (TATP). This technology will detect these explosives regardless of mixture formulations or impurities, and can detect substances with masses down to 1 gram. A single military rechargeable BB-2590 battery delivers a full day of mission time when configured as a dismount sensor or an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) mounted sensor. The versatile modular arrangement also enables depot inspections, laboratory analysis, or manual ground placement around shaped objects to augment x-ray detection systems. Vadum will fabricate a rugged system and demonstrate TRL-6 capability by the end of the program.

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