Robot-mounted Mulit-mode Imaging System for IED Detection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,996.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
HDTRA1-06-P-0096
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
RDI060003347
Solicitation Topic Code:
DTRA06-008
Small Business Information
AMERICAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, INC
829 Middlesex Turnpike, Billerica, MA, 01821
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
001767763
Principal Investigator
 Michael Winer
 Senior Program Manager
 (978) 262-8626
 mwiner@as-e.com
Business Contact
 William Baukus
Title: Director, Technology Development
Phone: (978) 262-8663
Email: wbaukus@as-e.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposed muti-mode imaging system will allow a combination of X-ray Backscatter imaging (proven successful in finding IEDs in AS&E's Z Backscatter Van) and other sensor modalities, such as vapor/trace detection and video, to be mounted on a robotic platform(the iRobot R-Gator) such that the system can be quickly moved into location to examine a potential threat, including WMD dispersal devices, while keeping the operator at a safe distance. R&D will involve imaging system size and weight reduction and integration with other sensors and the robot.

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