Sniper Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-08-C-6518
Agency Tracking Number: N073-164-0279
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-164
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
185 Jordan Road, Troy, NY, 12180
DUNS: 112249359
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mikhail Gutin
 Chief Scientist
 (518) 833-6897
Business Contact
 Mikhail Gutin
Title: President
Phone: (518) 833-6897
Research Institution
Applied Science Innovations, Inc. proposes development of the real-time, Advance-Warning System for Active Detection of Snipers s (AWADS). Unlike existing systems that react after the sniper takes a first shot, the novel AWADS electro-optical system will detect a potential sniper at a distance, before the sniper has a chance to take a shot. Compared to emerging systems based on reflection from optics, AWADS will automatically classify and discrimination between a pair of eyes and a riflescope, and between a casual observer and persistent surveillance. Countermeasures based on anti-reflective coatings on a reticle will fail AWADS, unlike other optical sniper detection systems. AWADS is safer to accidental eye exposure at close range, compared to other systems. It will work autonomously, with no user participation. Detection range will exceed 600 meters, optimized for urban environment. Phase I will produce systems design, algorithm development, and experimental demonstration of AWADS in laboratory conditions and outdoors, to reach technology readiness level 5. In Phase II, a fully functional, preproduction prototype will be built. Commercial marketing plan will be developed. In Phase III, AWADS will be commercial available for defense and civilian commercial applications.

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