|Proposal Title:||Advanced Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) Technologies for Disposable Sensors|
|Topic Title:||ADVANCED UNATTENDED GROUND SENSOR (UGS) TECHNOLOGIES|
|Address:||1551 Forbes St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22405-1603
|Abstract:||The proposed SBIR will develop a network of imaging sensors that are extremely small (<12 cu in), lightweight (<8oz), inexpensive ($350) and very low power. The imaging sensors will communicate via a true mobile ad hoc mesh network (MANET) to a small long haul (>50 mi) communications node that will relay data into a TCP/IP network to a serve based graphical user interface. The imaging sensor nodes will perform internal image processing to extract target features. A schema of target features will be developed that is compatible with MANET operation. The sensor nodes will also perform distributed processing of the target features to enhance target identification and provide tracking. System level issues such as covertness, battery life and energy harvesting and environmental hardening will also be addressed. McQ has defined an approach for a Phase I program that will advance the technical concepts that are rooted in our prior research and project areas. McQ has over 15 years of experience with the research, design and development of high performance UGS systems that include imaging systems for border applications. During Phase I we will use our existing resources as a basis for experimentation to support the development of a preliminary design of a disposable imaging sensor node that is tailored for border monitoring applications.|
|Period of Performance:||03/21/2007 - 10/06/2007|