Preshot Sniper Detection

Period of Performance: 05/23/2008 - 12/17/2009


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Physical Optics Corp.
1845 West 205th Street Array
Torrance, CA 90501
Principal Investigator


To address the Navy need for prefire sniper detection, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Preshot Sniper Detection (PSD) system that identifies covert snipers before they shoot, even in cluttered urban environments, in 24 hours with a military rechargeable battery. The innovative PSD s three-step alarm (yellow, orange, red) via sensor modality, autonomously informs Marines of sniper locations/ranges with visual target images. In Phase I POC will demonstrate the feasibility of PSD 360 deg. x 45 deg. detection by building and testing a functional laboratory prototype. In Phase II POC plans to develop a fully functional Phase II prototype to demonstrate its high-probability sniper detection capability.