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Company Information:

Company Name:
AKELA, Inc.
Address:
5551 Ekwill Street
Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2355
Phone:
(805) 683-6414
URL:
EIN:
770331513
DUNS:
848970240
Number of Employees:
15
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
N/A
POC Phone:
N/A
POC Email:
N/A
Narrative:
N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,005,998.04 10
SBIR Phase II $1,239,381.00 2
STTR Phase I $69,994.00 1

Award List:

Feasibility of Using a Systems Analytic Technique to Model the Critical Processess Supporting Proliferation of Weapons..

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$101,521.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Allan Hunt
Abstract:
This proposal investigates the feasibility of using a systems analytic approach to model the critical processes supporting proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. It uses as a framework for synthesis a previously developed systems analysis model of biological weapons proliferation. The… More

Feasibility of Using Impulse Radar to Detect and Identify Detonators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,602.00
Agency:
DOT
Principal Investigator:
Alan R. Hunt , President
Abstract:
This proposal seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of using impulse radar techniques to detect and identify explosive detonators. It relies on the fact that a radar impulse will excite natural electromagnetic resonances which characterize the size, shape, and material composition of an object. … More

Feasibility of Using Impulse Radar to Detect and Identify Concealed Weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,288.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Allan Hunt
Abstract:
This proposal seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of using impulse radar techniques to detect and identify concealed weapons. It relies on the fact that a radar impulse will excite natural electromagnetic resonances which characterize the size, shape and material composition of an object. These… More

Feasibility of Using Impulse Radar to Detect and Identify Detonators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$509,449.00
Agency:
DOT
Principal Investigator:
Alan R. Hunt , President
Abstract:
This proposal seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of using impulse radar techniques to detect and identify explosive detonators. It relies on the fact that a radar impulse will excite natural electromagnetic resonances which characterize the size, shape, and material composition of an object. … More

Ultra-Wide Band Surveillance Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,836.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Allan Hunt, President
Abstract:
"This proposal seeks to investigate the feasibility of using a stepped frequency, wideband radar for the wide area surveillance of fixed and mobile assets. The proposed radar was developed with sponsorship from the National Institute of Justice forconcealed weapons detection, and is currently being… More

Off-Route Mine Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,820.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Allan Hunt, President
Abstract:
This proposal seeks to gather a set of data and develop processing and classification algorithms that can be used to detect and identify side attack mines at standoff distances. Data will be collected with a distributed network of wideband radar sensors which is currently in development. Algorithm… More

Off-Route Mine Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,932.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Allan Hunt, President
Abstract:
The goal of this proposal is to develop a brassboard imaging radar system capable of detecting side attack munitions at standoff distances and operational rates of advance.

Autonomous UAV Collision Avoidance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Allan Hunt, President
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA
RI Contact:
Hua Lee
Abstract:
We are proposing to explore the capabilities of a wideband imaging radar that has been developed for other applications to perform the detection function of an autonomous see and avoid system, by using its operating parameters and associated signal processing algorithms in a detailed system… More

Autonomous Vehicle Awareness Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,114.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Allan Hunt, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
AKELA is proposing to use a small, low cost, low power radar with operating parameters that can be quickly changed to explore the issues associated with the detection of moving targets from spaceborne platforms. The radar will be used as a baseline to compare against other implementation… More

Helmet Mounted Radar System (HRMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,942.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Allan Hunt, President
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a helmet mounted radar system that uses technology similar to that currently being developed for sense through the wall applications.

Wall Characteristic Extraction for Through Wall Radar Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Allan Hunt, President – (805) 683-6414
Abstract:
AKELA is proposing to leverage the experience we have gained in developing systems for through the wall sensing by using our high performance field tested radar technology as the starting point for wall characteristic extraction algorithm development, performing experiments to bound major… More

A vehicle mounted radar footprint trail detection system

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,951.04
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
David A. Boutte, Electrical Engineer – (805) 683-6414
Abstract:
Often illegal border crossing along the southern border takes place in unimproved areas not constantly monitored by Border Patrol agents or deployed sensors. Agents must rely on sign-cutting to detect traffic and start their pursuit. These signs can be difficult or impossible to detect from a moving… More

Indirect Detection of Radiological and Nuclear Threats by Non-atmospheric Effect Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,928.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
James Hogg, Staff Scientist – (805) 683-6414
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose a concept for the detection of radiological sources at stand-off distances, using a two part system consisting of a detector tag and a radar system. A radiation-sensitive resonant circuit with nonlinear properties (the tag) is placed near a kn BENEFITS: Successful completion of… More