Technologies to Defeat Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-05-C-0279
Agency Tracking Number: N042-901-0690
Amount: $1,547,120.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-901
Solicitation Number: 2004.2
Small Business Information
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85706
DUNS: 602374951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Patterson
 Director, Research and Te
 (520) 573-6300
Business Contact
 Brett Waldo
Title: Controller
Phone: (520) 573-6300
Research Institution
The objective of the proposed development effort is to utilize a sensor which detects IEDs and detonation devices. The sensor detector is mounted on a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) such that detection can be performed from a autonomous airborne platform ahead of a convoy or patrol, thereby reducing the risk of loss of life. A positive identification was achieved from a UAV approximately 75 feet above the ground, travelling at 30 mph. Further modifications promise to increase the system sensitivity to the point that it is effective from 200 to 300 feet above the ground appear possible. In the Phase II program the transmitter and receiver will be mounted on a small UAV and optimized for height, speed and sensitivity. The output from the gradiometer and software defined radio, will be provided to the ground station and ground operators in a format which can readily be interpretted through image overlay, either over a map or GPS linked image of the area of interest.

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