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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-11-C-0054
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4340
Amount: $729,286.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-113
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
McQ Inc.
1551 Forbes St., Fredericksburg, VA, -
DUNS: 198180937
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Barry Jones
 Technical Director
 (540) 373-2374
 bjones@mcqinc.com
Business Contact
 Keith Armstrong
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (540) 373-2374
Email: karmstrong@mcqinc.com
Research Institution
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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.

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