The US Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) is conducting market research for qualified sources to design handheld multi-sensor explosive-hazard detection systems.
The effort aims to mature advanced sensor designs and investigate methods to integrate sensor and display components into a lightweight and low cost handheld system that will provide a high probability of detection against the wide range of buried explosive hazard threats.
Buried explosive hazards can include landmine threats; deeply buried metallic and non-metallic improvised explosive device (IED) main charges; and triggering mechanisms to include non-metallic conductive components and wires.
Design solutions that have a low training burden, are easy to use, can improve the discrimination of targets from clutter, and have improved rates of advance over current multi-sensor handheld detectors are of interest.
The Government is seeking sources having previous success in developing multi-sensor handheld explosive hazard detection systems with the capability to discriminate targets from clutter objects.
Further details are available via Solicitation Number: W909MY-15-R-F005. Capability statements are due by March 9, 2015.