Kai Sensors wins U.S. Army funding for radar on chip

HONOLULU, HI, 16 Oct. 2007. Kai Sensors Inc. has secured the first phase of a U.S. Army contract that could be worth up to $850,000 for development of sensor and communication technology on a single chip. Kai Sensors develops products based on its proprietary, state-of-the-art Heart Sensing Radar technology, called LifeReader, which has the ability to detect and monitor heart and respiration activity of subjects wirelessly, remotely, safely, and with no contact.

HONOLULU, HI, 16 Oct. 2007. Kai Sensors Inc. has secured the first phase of a U.S. Army contract that could be worth up to $850,000 for development of sensor and communication technology on a single chip.

Kai Sensors develops products based on its proprietary, state-of-the-art Heart Sensing Radar technology, called LifeReader, which has the ability to accurately detect and monitor heart and respiration activity of multiple subjects wirelessly, remotely, safely, and with no contact to the subjects. The company's technology uses sophisticated MIMO Doppler radar technology in combination with advanced algorithms and data analysis.

"The Kai Sensors team is highly innovative and has extensive experience in Doppler radar, chip technology, and communications. They are very well positioned to bring this technology to market for both military and commercial applications," states Dr. Barry Perlman, associate director for technology of the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Center. "Development of a highly integrated multifunction system on a chip to support radar and communications will significantly impact a number of important Army search, track, identification, and sensor communications applications where small size, weight, and power or SWAP are critical requirements."

LifeReader was developed at the University of Hawaii's Electrical Engineering Department over the past four years by a group of industry leading researchers. Kai Sensors' chairman of the board is Dustin Shindo, founder, chairman, and CEO of Hoku Scientific.

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