Vehicle Spacing Determination and Display In Low Visibility Conditions

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$99,897.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9124R-13-C-0007
Agency Tracking Number:
A131-027-0689
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
A13-027
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
TechFlow, Inc.
2155 Louisiana Blvd., NE, Suite 4200, Albuquerque, NM, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
965444040
Principal Investigator
 Sameer Hemmady
 PI/Sr. Computational Physicist
 (505) 903-6845
 shemmady@techflow.com
Business Contact
 Susan Haverland
Title: Sr. Business Mgr./Dir. of Contracts
Phone: (505) 903-6843
Email: shaverland@techflow.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
To address PEO Ground Systems requirements for a low-cost system that can determine and display convoy vehicle spacing in low visibility conditions, TechFlow will adapt the capabilities of its innovative millimeter-wave coherent chaotic radar technology, currently being developed under an AMRDEC-sponsored STTR Phase-II program. TechFlows chaos radar technology offers several benefits over conventional pulsed doppler or frequency modulated continuous wave radar systems (which are commonly used for automotive collision mitigation), such as interference rejection and the ability for multiple chaos radar systems to operate within the same frequency band using different chaotic spreading codes, low probability of intercept/detection, multipath rejection, and increased range resolution due to the ultra broadband nature of the chaotic baseband signal. Such system attributes are critical to the successful implementation of a technology solution that can address PEO Ground Systems requirements. TechFlows fundamental research under the AMDREC-sponsored STTR program constitutes an Army-sponsored investment of nearly $850,000 which can be leveraged by PEO Ground Systems towards an accelerated A13-027 Phase-I SBIR program that will yield a risk-mitigated vehicle collision deterrence radar system prototype mature enough to be mounted on a test vehicle at the end of Phase-I.

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