Helicopter Hostile Fire Indication Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-11-P-0061
Agency Tracking Number: S111-001-0010
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM11-001
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
Oceanit Center, 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600, Honolulu, HI, -
DUNS: 144540283
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Fred Cowell
 Program Manager
 (808) 241-7901
 fcowell@oceanit.com
Business Contact
 Ken Cheung
Title: Science&Technology Manager
Phone: (808) 531-3017
Email: kcheung@oceanit.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
One of the most critical challenges facing our war fighter is to detect enemy fire quickly and accurately for force protection. Existing acoustic systems protect against gunshots only and are relatively slow; optical systems are large and expensive, suffer from a high false alarm rate, and do not provide 360 degree coverage. To address these issues, Oceanit has developed an enhanced Hostile Fire Detection System (HFDS) that can operate from ground or airborne platforms and detect multiple types of weapons. Oceanit"s HFDS provides the world"s fastest hostile fire detection system. Using a novel sensor chip that operates at 10,000+ frames per second, this next-generation optical system can be deployed on multiple platforms. HFDS provides full 360 degree battle space coverage from a single sensor with great accuracy. This ultra high-speed sensing enables improved detection, reduces false alarms, and provides the ability to identify friend/foe weapon types. With a reaction time of less than one-tenth of a second, the system provides a warning before a shot is heard. Its fast reaction time supports automated countermeasures. SOCOM has requested research on a system that also can accurately determine the distance to a shooter. In this submission, Oceanit proposes three different methods to augment our system to determine threat distances.

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