Positive Combat Identification System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32644
Amount: $371,326.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1998
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Spectra Research, Inc.
7071 Corporate Way, Suite 108, Dayton, OH, 45459
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ronald G. Riechers, Ph.d
 (513) 436-4454
Business Contact
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Research Institution
This proposal addresses the need for a low cost QRC combat identification system. S*R proposes to breadboard and demonstrate such a system. This system utilizes a passive, cooperative, multi-spectral tag which operates in conjunction with existing airborne (or ground based) sensors. S*R calls this passive, non-radiating system COOP-ID (Cooperative Identification). While intended primarily for air-to-air or air-to-ground, the S*R design is also compatible with the individual soldier combat equipment for ground-to-ground operations. The S*R COOP-ID designs are immune to counterfeiting by using GPS data and/or ID encryption codes. This effort will synthesize the most cost effective configuration(s) needed to meet COOP-ID requirements for close Air Support and Special Operations Forces (SOF). Phase I research will demonstrate key elements of an inexpensive RF/IR/Laser Multispectral COOP-ID design.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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