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CanineTRAKR: Tracking Recorder Advanced K9 Radio

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-15-C-00028
Agency Tracking Number: HSHQDC-15-R-00017-H-SB015.1-007-0012-I
Amount: $99,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB015.1-007
Solicitation Number: HSHQDC-15-R-00017
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-05-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-11-04
Small Business Information
11527 Corte Playa Las Brisas
San Diego, CA 92124-1547
United States
DUNS: 079691231
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Anthony Massa
 (619) 252-7010
Business Contact
 Anthony Massa
Title: President
Phone: (619) 252-7010
Research Institution

The purpose of this project is to develop the CanineTRAKR system - a low-profile, ruggedized canine mounted audio, video, and location tracking system. The data collected is date, time, and location stamped and stored locally as well as transmitted real-time to the canine handler and the command center coordination, location marking, and remote canine control. The CanineTRAKR system will be designed to incorporate the latest technology to meet the specification requirements while allowing for easy integration of future technologies to improve the design as the development proceeds through Phase I, into Phase II, and onto commercialization. Furthermore, customized software is needed to control the various modules as well as for the handler mobile device and the command coordination center to display the real-time video, location tracking information, and other sensor data.

At the conclusion of Phase I, MNW Tech will have demonstrated the optimal design for the CanineTRAKR system to wirelessly transmit real-time video and tracking information from a canine mounted device. We will have identified the key components for the different subsystem modules and validated these modules meet the requirement specifications in the solicitation to overcome the technical challenges.

In addition to a large opportunity for the CanineTRAKR in Police K9 units, it is expected that the CanineTRAKR would be an invaluable tool used by search and rescue teams as well as the Federal Government with several thousand canine units in every branch of the U.S. Military, and thousands more used throughout the Homeland Security Enterprise.

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

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