Advanced Electromagnetic Induction (EMI) Techniques for Buried Explosive Hazard Detection and Characterization

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$93,712.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W909MY-12-C-0020
Solitcitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2012
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A121-040-0811
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-040
Small Business Information
Sky Research, Inc
445 Dead Indian Memorial Rd, As, OR, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
932096969
Principal Investigator
 Gregory Schultz
 Director of Science and Technology
 (603) 643-5151
 greg.schultz@skyresearch.com
Business Contact
 Sue Hawkins
Title: Director of Administration
Phone: (541) 552-5105
Email: sue.hawkins@skyresearch.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
We present the evaluation and demonstration of advanced electromagnetic induction (EMI) sensor modalities to enhance US Army capabilities to detect and characterize buried explosive hazards (BEHs). This technology addresses the need within the US Army for improved detection and characterization of both shallow (flush to 1 m) and deeply buried (greater than 1 m) explosive threats. The proposed research will advance capabilities in BEH detection and characterization by demonstrating a hardware solution and data processing approach that leverages recent advances in wideband miniature atomic magnetic field sensors, multi-axis and vector EMI sensors, and physics-based feature analysis. Additionally, this technology will complement existing detection sensor instrumentation, such as Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) systems, by providing an orthogonal set of target feature vectors to support target classification.

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