Robot-mounted Mulit-mode Imaging System for IED Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-06-P-0096
Agency Tracking Number: RDI060003347
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA06-008
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
829 Middlesex Turnpike, Billerica, MA, 01821
DUNS: 001767763
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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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