Tunnel Detection using MASINT Techniques

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-S610
Agency Tracking Number: A093-148-0814
Amount: $67,855.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-148
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
1551 Forbes St., Fredericksburg, VA, -
DUNS: 198180937
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Barry Jones
 Program Manager
 (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
McQ will build upon its extensive experience with MASINT unattended ground sensors and electronics systems to develop a portable sensor system that will detect, classify and provide location information for buried tunnels. We will first demonstrate the technical feasibility of using MASINT techniques to exploit both the signals associated with tunnel detection and the physics of propagation to detect tunnels and determine their characteristics. During Phase I we will also develop a preliminary design for a system that will readily and effectively use this capability to provide operators the information that they need for tunnel detection and characterization. Our proposed sensors will employ multiple modalities for sensing the signals associated with activities and routine functions of underground facilities and sites. The sensors will also use our advanced signal processing to classify the nature of target activities. Signal correlation between multiple sensors will provide location and depth information about the signals and the underground sites. Our experience base will also allow us to propose a complete operational system that addresses all aspects of system deployment and operation in addition to the basic sensor operation. Within the scope of the Ph1/Ph2 program, McQ will design, develop, test and deliver a completely functional air deliverable geologic sensor suitable for production and deployment.

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