POSITIVE COMBAT IDENTIFICATION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17759
Amount: $47,656.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Spectra Research, Inc.
P.o. Box 495, Dayton, OH, 45459
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Zidek
 (513) 436-4454
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SPECTRA RESEARCH, INC. PROPOSES TO RESEARCH AND SYNTHESIZE ADVANCED COVERT MULTI-SPECTRAL IFF CONCEPTS WHICH EMPLOY UNIQUE LOW COST DISCRIMINATION TECHNIQUES TO DETECT AND POSITIVELY IDENTIFY FRIENDLY FORCES. THE PROPOSED INTERROGATING SENSOR OPERATES ON A COMBINATION OF PASSIVE NON-COOPERATIVE EMISSIVE RADIATION AND BACKSCATTER AUGMENTED BY NON-RADIATING COOPERATIVE MULTISPECTRAL RETROREFLECTIVE IFF DEVICES. THESE DEVICES EMPLOY DIGITALLY ENCODED MULTISPECTRAL EO/IR AND RF RETROFLECTION TO ASSURE HIGH ACCURACY, ROBUSTNESS, AND LOW INTERCEPT NON-COMPROMISING OPERATION. THIS COMBINATION OF NON-COOPERATIVE AND COOPERATIVE ENCODED MULTISPECTRAL RETURNS PROVIDES SUBSTANTIAL, SECURE SENSOR SOURCE DATA FOR OPERATIONS OVER A BROAD SET OF ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS. NEURAL NET SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES WILL FUSE THIS DATA TO ENHANCE RELIABILITY OVER THIS DIVERSE SET OF OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS - THIS TECHNOLOGY HAS DIRECT APPLICATION TO THE COMMERCIAL SECTOR INCLUDING MONITORING OF TRANSPORTATION, MANUFACTURING, SHIPPING, AND INVENTORY RESOURCE IDENTIFICATION.

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