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High Resolution Underwater Passive Threat Detection System

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Department of Homeland Security
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Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.
2520 W. 237th Street Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: High Resolution Underwater Passive Threat Detection System
Agency: DHS
Contract: NBCHC050124
Award Amount: $99,995.00


We propose to develop a highly sensitive, low cost system for underwater perimeter control. The setup, designed for protection of waterside facilities and infrastructure, consists of a fiber-optic cable placed in front of a critical or high-value asset, connected to a compact readout system. A single source sends out acoustic sonar pulses. Sensor structures embedded in the fiber in conjunction with innovative mechanical features and a novel readout system form an ultra-sensitive distributed detector for backreflections of any approaching object. A sophisticated data processing algorithm reconstructs the features of the possible intruder, compares it to its decision table and triggers an alarm if indicated. Built-in temperature compensation and self-referencing will allow reliable measurements in diverse environmental conditions. In Phase I, IOS will develop a working model of the sensing array and deliver it to HSARPA for demonstration. A fully functional prototype will be developed and demonstrated in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Alexander Trunov

Business Contact:

Robert Lieberman
Small Business Information at Submission:

Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc
2520 W. 237th Street Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 954680779
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No