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ARTEMIS: Autonomous Radiation detection Tool with 3D Environment Mapping and Integrated Sensing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA120P0019
Agency Tracking Number: T192-005-0085
Amount: $162,500.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA192-005
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-01-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-08-14
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 190
Rockville, MD 20855
United States
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mun Wai Lee
 Principal Scientist
 (301) 294-4762
Business Contact
 Mark James
Phone: (301) 294-5200
Research Institution

In a nuclear battlefield, rapid, reliable, and accurate mapping of the radiation contamination is critical. The radiation mapping is required to perform threat assessment and, during route clearance, to find the safest path that minimizes radiation exposure to the warfighter. Current detection methods using handheld or vehicle-borne detectors are inefficient, labor-intensive, and often limited to small survey areas. Deploying a team of autonomous UAS and UGV carrying radiation detectors has proven to provide a more effective method for scanning a large area. We propose to develop an advanced technology for UAS and UGV-based radiation sensing and mapping, named “Autonomous Radiation detection Tool with 3D Environment Mapping and Integrated Sensing”, or ARTEMIS. ARTEMIS will use intelligent integrated sensing to understand the scene and use context aware dynamic path planning to optimize the search mission. ARTEMIS will generate 3D mapping of the radiation heat map and perform radioactive source localization. Commercial applications include law enforcement, special event security, public safety, fire and EMS agencies and private industries.

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