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Compact Projectile Tracker

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-22-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: A2-8839
Amount: $549,632.18
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A20-049
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-02-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-05-13
Small Business Information
601 Hutton St STE 109
Raleigh, NC 27606-6322
United States
DUNS: 148551653
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jesse Shaver
 (919) 341-8241
Business Contact
 Aaron Walker
Phone: (919) 341-8241
Research Institution

Vadum has shown the TRL4 feasibility of the innovative Compact Projectile Tracker (CPT) method for capturing small-arms projectile trajectories from a position at or near the point of origin to the point of impact, using fully-passive optical sensing techniques with low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) burden. Notable aspects of the proposed approach include the use of visible-band optical sensors and standard glass lenses, the use of fully-passive sensing modalities, and potential for low-SWaP compatible with dismount operations, including weapon-mounted variants. The measurement principle and algorithms are also applicable using near infrared (NIR) and short-wave infrared (SWIR) optical hardware, offering the possibility of low-light operation. Unlike active optical techniques, the passive CPT technique emits no light and is therefore tactically advantageous. This method has a strong potential for integration with advanced and emerging digital weapon sight systems. In Phase II, Vadum will continue development of the novel CPT technology.

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