POSITIVE COMBAT IDENTIFICATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$47,656.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
17759
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Paul Zidek
(513) 436-4454
Business Contact:
() -
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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