Miniature Target Recognition and Display System (MTRDS)

Period of Performance: 08/25/2015 - 02/24/2016


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

1551 Forbes St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


The focus of this technology pursuit is to develop a lightweight, low cost, battery operated day/night capable camera with a motion detection sensor that can be emplaced forward. The camera must be connected (by wire or wirelessly) to a small hand held display up to 100 meters (Threshold), 200 meters (Objective) away. The system must enable the operator to detect and identify approaching personnel during day or night in a 45 degree (Threshold), 60 degree (Objective) field of view at a range of 45 meters (Threshold), 75 meters (Objective). The system should include a remote sensor, connecting cable, and a command/display unit. The remote sensor must be hand emplaced and include a small day/night capable camera that is staring or scanning with a motion detector. The day/night camera must be waterproof and capable of identifying details of dress, weapons, and activity of the approaching personnel. The motion detector must trigger the display and turn on the camera. For wire solutions, a lightweight hardened cable should connect the remote sensor system to the display unit. The cable must provide power and commands to the camera. The cable must also provide power from the output of the camera motion sensor to the display unit. If a wireless solution is offered, a self-recharging battery must be installed on the sensor unit. The small handheld display unit must provide a selectable visual/audio alert from the motion detector. The control unit can turn the camera on/off or the detector can activate the camera. All components must be easily emplaced, camouflaged, weatherproofed, and harden from shock and impact.