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Proposal Number: 0421180
Proposal Title: A Novel Sensor for Concealed Object Detection
Topic Number: H-SB04.2-005
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Innovative Techniques for Concealed Weapons or Explosive Detection at a Distance
Organization: WaveBand Corporation
Address: 17152 Armstrong Ave
Irvine, CA 92614-5718  
Abstract: Building on previous and ongoing research in concealed object detection (COD), WaveBand Corporation (WaveBand) proposes a novel approach specifically aimed at extended range of detection with a goal of up to 50 meters. Among various sensors tested and proposed to date, those working in the millimeter wave (MMW) spectral region have been proven to have the unique characteristics of providing adequate clothing penetration while attaining acceptable spatial resolution at a distance. The Phase I research effort will focus on the demonstration of the feasibility of the proposed approach through both prototype design and characterization as well as critical experimental demonstration of the system principle. The prototype of the system built in Phase II is expected to provide a detection range superior to all known COD systems while operating with minimal latency, regardless of atmospheric conditions, illumination, indoor or outdoor settings. Detection and rough classification functions are expected to be automated with minimal operator supervision needed. Utilizing mostly commercially available components, we expect the system to be affordable, even in low quantity production.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC050020
Period of Performance: 11/01/2004 - 05/15/2005
Award/Contract Value: $99,816.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $99,816.00