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IED Neutralization from an Airborne Platform - IMSAR Phase II Proposal
Profile last edited on: 7/19/2021

Total Award Amount
Award Phase
Principal Investigator
Brett Young
Activity Indicator

Company Information


940 South 2000 West Suite 140
Springville, UT 84663
   (801) 798-8440
Multiple Locations:   
Congressional District:   03
County:   Utah

Phase I

Phase I year
Phase I Amount
In cooperation with the Joint Improvised-threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) and the U.S. Army, IMSAR LLC demonstrated its radar systems' ability to successfully detect IED emplacements from the RQ-7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). As part of the Armys ShadowSAR program, IMSAR operated and maintained these Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors for 4years in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Sentinels Freedom (OSF). In total, IMSAR collected and analyzed radar data from 7926 hours of route clearance patrols providing near real-time Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) intelligence. IMSAR has begun development of a glide-bomb with GPS guidance and options for active or semi-active radar seekers, referred to as the micro-Precision Strike Vehicle (PSV), which could be deployed against a suspected IED. Leveraging past experience with IED detection, IMSAR proposes to use the NSP-5 to detect disturbances and verify IED emplacement, and in parallel further develop the PSV to be used to strike and detonate IEDs in place. IMSAR can rapidly transition the PSV to be deployable from any Group 3 or larger UAS to defeat suspected IEDs.Airborne IED detection and defeat,C-IED,Radar,CCD,SAR

Phase II

Phase II year
2020 (last award dollars: 2020)
Phase II Amount
IMSAR proposes to detect IEDs using an airborne radar, neutralize IEDs using an air-dropped neutralization vehicle, and assess the results all from an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) platform.