Advanced Low Power Personnel/Vehicle Detecting Radar for Smart Unattended Ground Sensor/Munition Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,286.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-11-C-0054
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4340
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-113
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
1551 Forbes St., Fredericksburg, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
198180937
Principal Investigator:
Barry Jones
Technical Director
(540) 373-2374
bjones@mcqinc.com
Business Contact:
Keith Armstrong
Chief Operating Officer
(540) 373-2374
karmstrong@mcqinc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
During Phase I, McQ Inc. and the University of Florida have designed a Micro Radar suitable for use as a detection modality for unattended ground sensor (UGS) systems and smart munition systems. This work has focused on reducing power consumption and increasing the detection range of our existing radar that is used with OmniSense. During Phase I we have proven the feasibility of developing an UGS radar that detects people at 50 meters and vehicles at 200 meters while consuming an average power of less than 1 watt. During Phase II McQ Inc. will work with both the University of Florida and Smart Microwave Sensors GmbH to apply our Phase I research to SMS"s commercial surveillance radar. For this SBIR project we will improve the performance of this system in three areas: power consumption, detection range, and chip-scale integration. We will revise electronics hardware, operational firmware, and operational modalities to increase detection range and reduce the operating power to 1 watt or less. We will also develop a plan for migrating the design to a chip based implementation that can be carried out during a Phase II Plus or Phase III commercialization contract.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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