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Advanced Unattended Ground Sensor (AUGS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC080084
Agency Tracking Number: 621095
Amount: $749,704.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB06.2-003
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-05-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-05-20
Small Business Information
6800 Burleson Road Building #320
Austin, TX 78744
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brad Sallee
 Principal Investigaror
 (512) 479-7732
Business Contact
 Christina Patton
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (512) 479-7732
Research Institution

SPEC will develop and deliver a suite of extended duration (2 year+), covert, unattended sensors for near real-time monitoring of the passage of people and vehicles in critical, remote border areas. The Advanced Unattended Ground Sensor (AUGS) will form a robust network of sensors, using a variable information bridge, to relay actionable information to the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). Advanced image processing techniques will discriminate targets of interest from naturally occurring objects and events, with fewer than three false alarms per day for sensors operating in support of an individual CBP station. AUGS will employ SPEC s advanced, miniature LADAR technology in a tripwire sensor (with a range of 1 kilometer in adverse weather conditions) and an imaging camera, and will include adaptable, networked communications, anti-tamper mechanisms, and environmentally-appropriate camouflage. The AUGS system will be supported by small, unattended RF communications relay units, a handheld emplacement support device and a laptop-compatible, GUI-based software application for warning and report. Warning and reporting thresholds will be flexible to accommodate different user preferences.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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