A MINE AND EXPLOSIVES DETECTION CAPABILITY EMPLOYING X-RAYS (MINEDECX)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$49,957.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
9201
Agency Tracking Number:
9201
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
429 W Airline Hwy - Ste S, Laplace, LA, 70068
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR EDWIN STEVENS
(504) 652-1127
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED (TII) PROPOSES A PROGRAM TO DESIGN, TEST, AND MANUFACTURE A MINE AND EXPLOSIVES DETECTION CAPABILITY EMPLOYING X-RAYS (MINEDECX), UTILIZING MULTIPLE-ENERGY BACKSCATTER IMAGING. THE MINEDECX IS EXPECTED TO PROVIDE A PRECISE MEANS OF DETECTING BURIED ANTI-VEHICULAR AND ANTI-PERSONNEL LAND MINES. THE MAIN GOALS INCLUDE, DESIGN AND EVENTUAL FABRICATION OF A MINE DETECTOR OF HIGH EFFICIENCY, LOW MASS, HIGH RELIABILITY, AND LOW MANUFACTURING COST. HISTORICALLY, MINES AND HIDDEN EXPLOSIVE DEVICES HAVE PROVEN TO BE OF SIGNIFICANCE IN BOTH LOW AND HIGH INTENSITY CONFLICTS. MINES HAVE DESTROYED OVER TWENTY FIVE PERCENT OF THE VEHICLES IN WORLD WAR II. THAT PERCENTAGE HAS ALMOST TRIPLED (NEARLY SEVENTY PERCENT) IN VIET NAM. THIS IS IN ADDITION TO EXTENSIVE LOSS OF PERSONNEL.

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