Navigation Assist THz Imaging Radar (NATIR)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-11-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number: A102-037-1327
Amount: $119,889.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-037
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
1310 United Heights Suite 105, Colorado Springs, CO, 80921
DUNS: 131860632
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lawrence Scally
 CTO
 (719) 388-8582
 larry.scally@coloradoengineeringinc.com
Business Contact
 Nancy Scally
Title: CEO
Phone: (719) 388-8582
Email: nancy.scally@coloradoengineeringinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Colorado Engineering Inc. (CEI), with its teammates, University of Colorado and Boeing, proposes to leverage its collective expertise with radar systems design, Electromagnetics (EM) modeling, antenna design, advanced processing architectures, and radar signal processing algorithms to research, identify, and architect a short range THz imaging radar for aircraft navigation. The “THz-gap” extends from the 100GHz Millimeter Wave (MMW) frequencies to the far infrared 10 THz frequency. This band of the EM spectrum is unique in that the absorption primarily due to water molecules is significant. For this reason, there has not been a lot of development of THz technologies beyond very short range: test / measurement equipment spectroscopy equipment and recently airport scanners. The team is architecting a Navigation Assist THz Imaging Radar (NATIR) for Army aircraft applications.

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