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Smart Sensor System for a Southern Border Surveillance System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80842
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0612002
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB06.1-004
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vista Research, Inc.
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 515 Arlington, VA 22202-3711
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Smart Sensor System for a Southern Border Surveillance System
Agency: DHS
Contract: NBCHC080045
Award Amount: $999,966.00
 

Abstract:

Vista Research proposes to deploy and test a baseline implementation of the Smart Sensors system evaluated under Phase I and measure the system performance within the context of the Southern Border environment. The Smart Sensors system concept combines low-cost, COTS sensor systems with advanced digital signal processing technologies and algorithms with the aim of providing automated, high-performance wide area search and target discrimination to the U.S. Border Patrol and other government entities. As an option to the main task proposed under Phase II, Vista will also: a.) extend the range and robustness of the system through hardware upgrades, b.) improve the sensitivity and reliability of the system through algorithmic and software upgrades, and c.) realize rapid gains in performance through two additional field experiments that will leverage the lessons learned and insights gained through real world experiences in the Southern Border environment. Vista Research anticipates that by the end of Phase II sufficient progress will have been achieved that a fully integrated, real-time operational Smart Sensors capability can be rapidly prototyped, tested, and productized under Phase III, with the goal of pursuing actual deployments within the setting of the Southern Border security infrastructure as soon as possible.

Principal Investigator:

James McComb
Staff Engineer
(408) 830-3300
jmccomb@vrinc.com

Business Contact:

Charles L. Rino
Vice President
(408) 830-3318
crino@vrinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vista Research, Inc.
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 515 Arlington, VA 22202-3711

EIN/Tax ID: 770015499
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No