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Ruggedization of Commercial-Grade Handheld Electronics for First Responders

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-12-C-00081
Agency Tracking Number: DHS SBIR-2012.2-H-SB012.2-004-0008-I
Amount: $99,925.93
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB012.2-004
Solicitation Number: DHS SBIR-2012.2
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-09-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-03-14
Small Business Information
3885 Research Park Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2217
United States
DUNS: 197187602
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Charles Cohen
 (734) 668-2567
Business Contact
 Daniel Jarrell
Title: Contracts Coordinator
Phone: (734) 668-2567
Research Institution

Ruggedized electronics can be costly; utilizing commercial-grade hand-held computing/communication device and combining with well-designed case can provide ruggedization (impact, temperature, moisture) and extend capabilities such as integrated inclusion of smartcard/CAC readers, biometrics, and advanced barcode scanners. This program will determine the requirements for ruggedizing a device and use those requirements as inputs into a case design leveraging COTS gear. Phase I will result in an early prototype providing fit/function and preparation for improved production. Phase I will also plan for testing, certification, and integration into DHS workflows. The end system provides first responders with integrated, consistent platform for response coordination and management.

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