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Proposal Number: 0423003
Proposal Title: Electromagnetic Concealed Weapons Detection at a Distance
Topic Number: H-SB04.2-005
Phase: Phase II
Topic Title: Innovative Techniques for Concealed Weapons or Explosive Detection at a Distance
Organization: Pharad, LLC
Address: 797 Cromwell Park Drive
Suite V
Glen Burnie, MD 21061-2540  
Abstract: In this Phase II project Pharad proposes to develop and fabricate an engineering prototype concealed weapons detection system and test its weapon detection capability in a laboratory demonstration. The prototype system will incorporate the innovative electromagnetic technology for concealed weapons detection that we proposed and validated theoretically and experimentally in Phase I. Having successfully achieved our Phase I goals, our Phase II effort will further the development of the weapons detection system. Our novel technical solution for concealed weapons detection uses millimeter-wave signals to excite resonances in the target, creating a unique signature that can be used to characterize the object. Using such excitation signals, benefits such as increased resolution and reduced component size can be achieved. In addition, the EM signature of the target exhibits more features available for classifying the object. Our proposed Phase II effort comprises a number of hardware and software development activities including the implementation of the target detection algorithm, development of the prototype mm-wave sensor module hardware and software, and the development of the Central Station subsystem. In addition, we will test the prototype system in a laboratory demonstration, and deliver a prototype sensor to HSARPA along with the Central Station software.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC060005
Period of Performance: 11/15/2005 - 09/13/2007
Award/Contract Value: $750,000.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $750,000.00