Micro Combat ID (MID)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Special Operations Command
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
H92222-10-P-0083
Award Id:
96622
Agency Tracking Number:
S101-008-0131
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
SOCOM 10-008
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PO Box 163, Essex Junction, VT, 05453
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
126592653
Principal Investigator:
Shaun Abraham
Sr. Research Scientist
(802) 861-2728
sabraham@quantaspec.com
Business Contact:
Kenneth Puzey
president
(802) 861-2728
kpuzey@quantaspec.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
QuantaSpec, Inc., proposes to produce a highly efficient, compact, personnel-worn combat ID beacon visible to a large variety of overhead imaging pods. Multiple incidents of fratricide have highlighted the need for improved combat ID and Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) technology. Recent advances in emitter technology have enabled a new class of signaling device to become practical. QuantaSpec, Inc., proposes to exploit a new class of photonic crystal emitter in combination with already developed laser diode and/or LED technology to produce a micro combat ID beacon capable of fulfilling this role. Future development could provide encrypted, low-power communications. BENEFITS: This project will produce a more efficient, compact, long duration, highly visible beacon for combat ID purposes. Additional military benefits include tagging, tracking and locating, and combat search and rescue (CSAR) roles. Commercial roles include land, sea, and air search and rescue.

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