Advanced Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC070078
Agency Tracking Number: 0621095
Amount: $99,846.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB06.2-003
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation
6800 Burleson Road Building # 320, Austin, TX, 78744-2306
DUNS: 161214242
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bradley Sallee
 Principal Investigaror
 (512) 479-7732
 sallee@spec.com
Business Contact
 W. Gerry McCone
Title: Vice President of Contracts
Phone: (512) 479-7732
Email: contracts@spec.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes an Advanced Unattended Ground Sensor which consists of a suite of ultra low power draw sensors and computer coupled with a frequency hopping transmitter receiver, to form a robust network of sensors using a variable information bridge to shuttle data to the control center. The small, low cost, units consist of two single ended LADAR style ¿trip wires¿, with aligned low light CMOS imagers and IR illumination sources. The single ended 30Hz ¿trip wires¿ are sized for 1km range and SWIR band for no NVG detection. The LADAR receivers have a 4x1 pixel array, allowing capture of the objects speed, as well as range and preliminary discrimination of falling leaves, blowing weeds etc. These LADAR are coupled with an aligned CMOS imaging cameras, which take an image of the trip wire scene when a trip event is declared. The image is then difference processed from a previously stored image, and the information combined with the exact trip range from the LADAR trip wire to obtain the object size and spatial characteristics. If the object meets preset threat characteristics, those of a vehicle, person or motorcycle, then detection will be declared.

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