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Smart-Tagging with Expected Zonal Behavior, A System to Monitor Known…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83576
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
711246
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ZonTrak Inc.
2415 San Ramon Valley Rd Ste 4-163 San Ramon, CA 94583-9790
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Smart-Tagging with Expected Zonal Behavior, A System to Monitor Known Radioactive Sources
Agency: DHS
Contract: HSHQDC-07-C-00101
Award Amount: $149,978.00
 

Abstract:

New approaches and techniques are required to effectively monitor and track radiological sources that are currently in use. We are proposing to develop a new class of monitoring and analysis methods that incorporate sensing information collected from zone-aware compact radiation detectors with built-in communications links. These intelligent tags are placed in designated areas where radiation sources are allowed for use and are remotely programmed with the radiation behavior expected within their respective zones (expected zonal behavior). They autonomously monitor themselves and their assigned zones and will use the existing buildings IT infrastructure to automatically report (to a centralized server) violations to any of the set behaviors that they might encounter. In Phase I of this project we focus on developing a proof-of-concept state-of-the-art radiation sensor network for the purpose of providing zonal-based radiation monitoring. We will also identify algorithms that minimize the number of sensors required to police a given zone and to extract signatures of removal or misuse activity given the lower sensitivities of compact detectors and the presence of varying background interference in these environments. This research directly benefits from prior effort conducted by ZonTrak and leading nuclear research institutions. Government agencies and the private sector have growing requirements to protect the general public against accidental or deliberate nuclear contaminations. This creates a number of attractive commercial opportunities for our proposed system. ZonTrak will apply its concurrent development and commercialization process to shorten the time to commercial products and production.

Principal Investigator:

Adel Ghanem
President
9257364918
adel@zontrak.com

Business Contact:

Adel Ghanem
President
9257364918
adel@zontrak.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ZonTrak Inc.
2415 San Ramon Valley Rd Ste 4-163 San Ramon, CA 94583

EIN/Tax ID: 030589532
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No