Advanced Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) Technologies for Disposable Sensors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,845.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NBCHC070085
Agency Tracking Number:
621027
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MCQ INC.
1551 Forbes St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22405
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Barry Jones
Vice President/Technical Director
(540) 373-2374
bjones@mcqinc.com
Business Contact:
KEITH ARMSTRONG
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
(540) 373-2374
karmstrong@mcqinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed SBIR will develop a network of imaging sensors that are extremely small (50 mi) communications node that will relay data into a TCP/IP network to a serve based graphical user interface. The imaging sensor nodes will perform internal image processing to extract target features. A schema of target features will be developed that is compatible with MANET operation. The sensor nodes will also perform distributed processing of the target features to enhance target identification and provide tracking. System level issues such as covertness, battery life and energy harvesting and environmental hardening will also be addressed. McQ has defined an approach for a Phase I program that will advance the technical concepts that are rooted in our prior research and project areas. McQ has over 15 years of experience with the research, design and development of high performance UGS systems that include imaging systems for border applications. During Phase I we will use our existing resources as a basis for experimentation to support the development of a preliminary design of a disposable imaging sensor node that is tailored for border monitoring applications.

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