Miniaturized, Low-cost Processing and Software/Hardware Component Technology for Near Real-time Structure Mapping for Urban Combat Special Operations

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,952.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-08-C-0499
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-033-2191
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
A07-033
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
MCQ, INC.
1551 Forbes St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22405
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
198180937
Principal Investigator:
James Morrison
Principal Investigator
(540) 373-2374
jmorrison@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 an acoustic measurement, node localization, and building characterization system utilizing ad hoc networking, ranging radio distance measurements and ultrasonic dimensioning. The sensor system will be low power and low cost to enable long operation times and high volume production at realistic budgets. The RF/Acoustic nodes will be designed for use and deployment by Unmanned Systems (UMS), as well as for handheld operation and quick deployment by clearing personnel. External GPS equipped nodes will anchor the building geographically. McQ has defined a system development approach for a Phase II program that will develop prototype room dimensioning nodes, anchor nodes, and handheld displays based on the results of the Phase I research. McQ has over 10 years experience with the design and development of advanced unattended ground sensors (UGS) systems and associated algorithm development and simulation. During Phase II we will develop the hardware and software required to ultrasonically characterize a building with the added benefit of friendly personnel and UMS identification and tracking. Prototypes will be tested in real world scenarios to assess the capabilities of the system. A Production Readiness Review will be presented upon completion of the project.

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