Cognitive Multi-Sensor Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Detection Technologies (COMIDT)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-11-M-1133
Agency Tracking Number: F103-180-0715
Amount: $99,979.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-180
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Technology Service Corporation
3415 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA, -
DUNS: 053885604
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dan Lawrence
 Sensors Subject Matter Expert
 (256) 535-2100
Business Contact
 Mike Pope
Title: VP of Operations
Phone: (256) 535-2100
Research Institution
Due to variations in design and configuration, no one sensor can fully and reliably detect all the possible IED threats to the modern warfighter. By utilizing the advancements in processing capability and data transfer of modern computing, we can reduce the burden on single sensors. What if sensors only needed to reliably detect a specific component of the IED anatomy? Many existing sensors have already demonstrated promise in identifying common components of the current IED threat. The solution is a network of heterogeneous sensors working in conjunction with a cognitive data fusion process. In this proposal, Technology Service Corporation (TSC) will address an entire integrated solution: identification and integration of heterogeneous sensors, a distributed sensor network architecture, a software data fusion interface, and optimized data fusion algorithms. BENEFIT: Our proposed design of the Cognitive Multi-sensor IED Detection System and its critical components would benefit and have commerical applications on multiple levels to the DoD, FAA, domestic law enforcement, and other US Government agencies. DoD applications are readily apparent for supporting military operations and saving lives in current tactical environments, by diminishing the threat of IEDs to overseas civilians and the warfighter. FAA and domestic law enforcement applications would provide safety and reliability in the inspection and evaluation of people, luggage, homes, and suspicious containers for evidence of HME fabrication. A successful, efficient, and reliable sensor fusion system providing an integrated situational awareness display would support existing systems across all branches of the DoD. Systems such as Guardian Angel (BAE), Cooperative Engagement Capability (Raytheon/US Navy), Distributed Common Ground System, Common Data Link, Sand Dragon (Aero Mech/AFRL), JLENS (Army), NC3S Vigilare (Boeing), Husky Mounted Detection System (Niitek), Vehicle Optics Sensor System (US Army), and Healy Beacon (JIEDDO) would benefit from this technology.

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