Shipping Container Remote Sensing
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Each year over sixteen million containers arrive in our country by truck and in container ships. Current inspection regimes rely on manual inspection procedures and on x-raying, on gamma ray inspection technology, and on use of radiation detectors on containers of interest. Rarely can more than a small percentage of the total number of containers in a container ship be adequately inspected, and any uninspected container can pose significant risk to national security. Avaak Inc. proposes to develop a system based on miniature and low cost sensor-radio platforms (capsules), that includes on board bio-chem and explosive sensors and can wirelessly relay alarm signals from within shipping containers, to a hand held hub (PDA) or PC. The concept for the proposed system is derived from a similar system that Avaak is developing for the US Navy, under an SBIR award, for use in reconnaissance, asymmetric warfare and urban combat.
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