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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Miniature and Reliale Chemical Sensors for Cell Phones

    SBC: SYNKERA TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: HSB081002

    In the event of a terrorist attack, the ability to measure the extent and location of the attack and rapidly notify first responders will be critical to saving lives. If the widespread use of cell phones could be harnessed with an ability to detect chemical threats and immediately notify authorities of the scope and location of the attack, public safety would be significantly enhanced. Synkera pro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Homeland Security
  2. Securing Network Access in Wireless Sensor Networks Supporting Industrial Control System

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: HSB072005

    In Phase I, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) developed and implemented a prototype secure network access system for wireless sensor networks that support industrial control systems. This system can provide node authentication, packet authentication, packet integrity, and packet confidentiality using standardized cryptosystems. We have deomonstrated the effectiveness of the system for a small w ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Homeland Security
  3. DARTS: Dismounted Adversary Recognition and Tracking System

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: HSB0171001

    Border Patrol Agents (BPAs) face multiple challenges when pursuing adversaries in difficult terrains. Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes to develop a novel target tracking and recognition system using a small UAV. Named "Dismounted Adversary Recognition and Tracking System" (DARTS), the UAV will have an advanced sensing, video processing, and autonomous flight control capabilities to fol ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  4. Wearable Smart Chemical Sensors

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: HSB0171006

    Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) are chemical substances that produce toxic effects if given in sufficient quantities and/or exposed for long durations. TICs are a great concern for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since it would be easier for terrorists to obtain and use than CAs. There are many commercially available handheld and personal gas monitors to monitor TICs. However, the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  5. Adaptive Noise Cancellation for Improved Voice Operated Switch (VOX) Efficiency and Voice Intelligibility

    SBC: GL Communications Inc.            Topic: N/A

    First Responders face critical life and death issues in dangerous environments. Efficient radio communications is essential in the success of their mission, but high background noise can degrade radio efficiency and intelligibility. This proposal presents a novel approach to mitigate noise, improve VOX efficiency, permit hands free operation, and improve voice intelligibility. It is based on the p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Homeland Security
  6. A Wearable Battery Cloth

    SBC: FLEXEL LLC            Topic: N/A

    Hydrated ruthenium oxide has demonstrated outstanding volumetric charge storage capability. It is non-toxic, environmentally safe, and when used with an oxidizing counter-electrode, becomes part of a galvanic cell (a battery). Ruthenium oxide and many oxidizing metals, like zinc, are available as nano-particulate powers. They combine to form highly flexible batteries with excellent current sourcin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Homeland Security
  7. MAXIS (Mobile Aircraft X-ray Inspection System

    SBC: Marietta X-Ray, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Marietta X-Ray, Inc (MXRI) and its subcontractor Rapiscan Laboratories, Inc. propose to develop a mobile non-intrusive prototype that can demonstrate the capability of inspecting a complete general-aviation aircraft for concealed contraband. Our solution utilizes an existing vehicle and manipulator coupled with an x-ray inspection system. The x-ray system is based on backscatter technology, which ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Homeland Security
  8. Development of the Phoenix Tanker Inspection Robot

    SBC: PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC            Topic: N/A

    Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. proposes the development of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) for inspection of liquid cargo holds entering United States ports. Phoenix has developed a range of small, tethered, underwater inspection vehicles whose proven design will serve as the base for the new inspection system. Thorough environment classification, feasibility studies, and requirements defi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Homeland Security

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