Helmet Mounted Radar System (HRMS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$724,164.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15P7T-11-C-A030
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4642
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-147
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
52 Geiger Road, Suite 2, Rome, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
806603515
Principal Investigator:
Richard Wasiewicz
Principal Systems Enginee
(315) 696-9981
richard.wasiewicz@heliossensors.com
Business Contact:
Walter Szczepanski
President
(315) 356-1661
walter.szczepanski@heliossensors.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The Helios Remote Sensing Systems team will develop a miniature, low power, 360-degree field of view Moving Target Indicator (MTI) radar sensor prototype that will alert the soldier to the whereabouts of targets out to at least 25 meters with a goal of 50 meters while operating in harsh environments. The sensor prototype will be mounted, embedded, and integrated within the Advanced Combat Helmet and associated sensor suites. Special attention has been paid to system weight, power consumption, and health of the soldier for this application. The total weight of the system is projected to be less than 2 1/2 pounds with less than one pound mounted on the helmet. Several options will be investigated as a means to cue the soldier to the whereabouts of the targets. The compact, low cost, low-power radar will employ a novel 360 degree field of view helmet mounted antenna, novel signal, clutter and motion compensation processing algorithms and state-of-the-art chip-based implementations to optimize performance and low power operation. Future enhancements include special waveforms for tag interrogation to enable precise location of blue forces, target discrimination, and detection of small arms fire.

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