PULSED CONDUCTIVITY SENSOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$149,937.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4264
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Physicon Inc.
3225 Bob Wallace Ave - Ste I, Huntsville, AL, 35805
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Melvin L Price
(205) 534-4844
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A NEWLY CONCEIVED SENSOR USES PULSED RF ENERGY CONDUCTED ALONG THE GROUND SURFACE TO IMMEDIATELY DETECT ANY OBJECT OR PERSON CROSSING A SELECTED AREA. THE SENSING ELEMENT IS THE GROUND ITSELF SINCE GROUND CONDUCTIVITY (RESISTANCE -1) CHANGES WHEN COMPRESSED BY THE WEIGHT OF AN OBJECT. USING ADVANCED SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES, THE SENSOR TRANSLATES THE CHANGE IN GROUND CONDUCTIVITY INTO A WARNING SIGNAL THAT CAN BE CALIBRATED TO RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUALS, SMALL ANIMALS, VEHICLES, ETC. BY SETTING A THRESHOLD LEVEL THE SENSOR CAN BE USED AS AN INTRUSION DETECTOR TO PROTECT TACTICAL EQUIPMENT; A COMPLETE PERIMETER AROUND AN AREA CAN BE COVERED BY THE SENSOR SYSTEM USING SEVERAL SMALL, PORTABLE UNITS. THE SENSOR SYSTEM DOES NOT USE RADIATED FIELDS AND SHOULD BE TOTALLY TRANSPARENT TO DETECTOR BY HOSTILE FORCES. INSTALLATION, CHECKOUT, CALIBRATION AND OPERATION OF THE SENSOR SYSTEM CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED BY A SMALL TEAM (2-3 MEN) IN LESS THAN TWO HOURS FOR A PERIMETER OF A FEW KILOMETERS.

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