QUADRUPOLE ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AS APPLIED TO STANDOFF DETECTION OF MINES AND EXPLOSIVES DEVICES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6591
Amount: $49,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Troglodyte Society Inc
1400 Post Ln, Bowie, MD, 20716
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR FRANCIS E COUNCIL
 (301) 249-6478
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Abstract
THE FAILURE OF FAR FIELD ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY TO BE COMPLETELY USEFUL AS A TECHNIQUE FOR DETECTION THEORY AS APPLIED TO THE DETECTION OF MINES AND NON-METALLIC OBJECTS IN SOIL LEADS TO THE IDEA THAT PERHAPS DETECTION IS A NEAR FIELD PROBLEM. BY SYNTHESIZING A NEAR FIELD BY DRIVING APPROPRIATE ANTENNAS AND USING THIS SYNTHESIZED NEAR FIELD IN A DETECTION SYSTEM, THEN INCREASED RANGE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING CAPABILITY MIGHT BE EXPECTED. THE LIKELY COMPONENTS OF THE NEAR FIELD THAT WOULD BE USEFUL ARE QUARDUPOLE AND OCTOPOLE RADIATION. FEASIBILITY STUDIES OF THE CONCEPT WOULD INCLUDE CALCULATION AND COMPARING SCATTERING CROSS SECTIONS OF TYPICAL TARGETS BY DIPOLE, QUADRUPOLE, AND OCTOPOLE RADIATION, DETERMINATION OF THE ARRANGEMENT OF ELEMENTS OF ANTENNAS DESIGNED FOR QUADRUPOLE AND OCTOPOLE RADIATION FOR MAXIMUM DIRECTIVITY AND ALSO DETERMINATION OF INPUT IMPEDANCES FOR THE VARIOUS ANTENNAS.

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