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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 September, 2020.

  1. Data-Driven Technology Discovery Methodologies

    SBC: Semandex Networks Inc.            Topic: DTRA162005

    During the Phase I effort, Semandex Networks and its team developed a prototype capability to detect trends in research publications by automatically identifying emerging concepts within the data. The implemented capability provides insights into past and

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Firmware Automated Analysis at Scale with Testing

    SBC: Red Balloon Security, Inc.            Topic: HSB0181008

    The firmware running on mobile, embedded, and Internet of things devices is often treated as a blackbox by organizations. These firmware images can contain a myriad of n-day vulnerabilities, both malicious and unintentional backdoors, and other unwanted functionality. Unfortunately, analyzing these firmware images is a difficult and time-consuming task as each firmware can be packed with layers of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Homeland Security
  3. Improved Human Systems for Computed TomographySpeed of Image Review

    SBC: IDSS Holdings, Inc.            Topic: HSB0181006

    IDSS in partnership with Tufts University Human Factors Engineering Program, a leader in Engineering Phycology, proposes to study CT screening system operator burden and reduce image review time by reviewing and making improvements to the GUI and the current man-machine interaction and perform limited prototyping of potential improvement to the operator interface and toolset.

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Homeland Security
  4. Bilayer Nanofibers as Wearable Sensors for Detecting Fentanyl Compounds

    SBC: Vaporsens, Inc.            Topic: HSB0181001

    Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years old, with fentanyl claiming more lives than any other drug. Alarmingly, the problem is increasing, with fentanyl overdoses claiming nearly twice as many lives in 2016 compared to 2015. In addition to users, first responders are at risk for exposure to fentanyl as they perform their duties. Fentanyl is extremely dangerous ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Homeland Security
  5. Standoff Detection of VBIED and Suicide Bomber

    SBC: Energy Research Company            Topic: HSB072001

    Energy Research Company proposes the continued development of its proprietary technology, Laser Induced Acoustics (LIA), for standoff detection of VBIEDs and suicide bombers, and building a LIA based prototype suitable for high fidelity simulations. LIA uses a laser to interrogate a surface with the resulting acoustic signal indicating the presence of any explosive residues. In addition, we are us ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Homeland Security
  6. Novel Methods to Measure Penetrator Dynamics in Multi-Layer Geometries

    SBC: Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.            Topic: DTRA07011

    In Phase I of this effort we analyzed the structural response of a BLU 109 during typical penetration events. Based on these finite element results, we proposed and demsonstrated a simple robust concept for a passive penetrator sensor that identifies the material being penetrated and also correlates strongly with its underground trajectory. Such a sensor would obviously provide valuable informatio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. The Characterization and Mitigation of Single Event Effects in Ultra-Deep Submicron (< 90nm) Microelectronics

    SBC: Orora Design Technologies, Inc.            Topic: DTRA07005

    Orora Design Technologies proposes to develop electronic design automation (EDA) tools employing minimally invasive circuit design-based methods to mitigate single event effects (SEEs) for next generation Ultra-DSM CMOS (

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Distributed Network Attack (DNA)-Grid

    SBC: AccessData Corporation            Topic: HSB071006

    AccessData is proposing enhancements to its Distributed Network Attack (DNA)product to increase the functionality which will increase the number of workstations that can participate in the system; from approximately 1,000 to potentially 1,000,000 workstations. This will be accomplished by coupling its world class password attack technology with a proven open source desktop grid computing infrastru ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Homeland Security
  9. Sensor Fusion Software to aid in response and evacuation of subterranean incidents

    SBC: DAX TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL            Topic: HSB071002

    The speed at which an attack is detected is a critical trigger for all responses to follow. The accurate determination of the type of attack will determine the type of emergency personnel and response needed. The location will determine the target response area as well as determine by proximity which of the responders that are available can be first on the scene. Therefore, a system that can do th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Homeland Security
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