Miniature Electronic Sniffer for Navy Vertical Take off Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (VTUAVs)

Period of Performance: 08/01/2006 - 05/31/2007

$99.9K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Makel Engineering, Inc.
1585 Marauder St. Array
Chico, CA 95973
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

Universities Space Research Association
10211 Wincopin Circle
Suite 500
Columbia, MD 21044
Institution POC

Abstract

Makel Engineering Inc. and Universities Space Research Institute propose to develop a reliable, low false alarm system for use with VTUAVs to provide standoff detection capabilities for surface vessels during encounters with potentially explosive-laden vessels. The proposed glow-discharge based detection system would be extremely compact (