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Shipping Container Remote Sensing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
68774
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
04SB1-0054
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AVAAK
5405 Morehouse Drive Suite 245 SAN DIEGO,, CA 92121
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Shipping Container Remote Sensing
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R281
Award Amount: $98,975.00
 

Abstract:

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.

Principal Investigator:

Giora Goldberg
Vice President, CTO
8584539866
giora@avaak.com

Business Contact:

Gioia Messinger
President & CEO
8584539866
gioia@avaak.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AVAAK
5405 Morehouse Drive Suite 320 SAN DIEGO,, CA 92121

EIN/Tax ID: 562394039
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No