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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Generation of bivalent aptamers with high affinity and selectivity for detection of viruses and bacteria from environmental samples

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Better methodologies for the rapid detection of pathogenic bacteria and viruses are needed. A problem with current antibody-based assays is cross-reactivity with similar, but harmless, species. RMD, Inc., proposes developing nucleic acid-based affinity reagents (aptamers) against the spore coat of the model organism Bacillus thuringiensis. Aptamers displaying fast binding rates (kon) will be selec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Homeland Security
  2. Use of X-ray Backscatter Imaging to Screen General Aviation Aircraft

    SBC: American Science and Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This program will evaluate the effectiveness and application of an appropriately-configured X-ray Backscatter imager to the screening of general aviation aircraft. It builds on work already in progress at AS&E to miniaturize and improve the resolution of single-sided Xray Backscatter systems.

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Homeland Security
  3. BioSwimmer Biomimetic In Liquid Inspection System

    SBC: Boston Engineering Corporation            Topic: N/A

    BioSwimmer is a system level solution including a biomimetic autonomous swimming vehicle that provides efficiency, maneuverability and payload integration capability that is unavailable in other platforms. Phase I includes development of advanced sensing to perform in-liquid inspections with accuracy and reliability. Additionally, the Phase I work provides design and prototyping in support of a Ph ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Homeland Security
  4. CBRN Decision Support Tool

    SBC: CENTRA Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    While there are DHS programs to compare risks, some of which look specifically at CBRN risk, these tools have had limited practical utility for informing realistic risk mitigation strategies or supporting programmatic decisions at the national or regional level. CENTRA Technology, Inc.(CENTRA) proposes a CBRN Strategic Decision Support Tool that will build upon some of the more mature programs wi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Homeland Security
  5. 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
  6. Smart Sensing and Tracking with Video and Mote Sensor Collaboration

    SBC: INTUVISION            Topic: HSB081005

    With growing concerns about the security of our borders and vulnerable entry points video imagery has emerged as a high potential surveillance data source for generating real time situational information. This potential comes with its challenges due to the large volumes of data need to be processed, lack of smart sensors to automatically detect and understand video content, bandwidth limitations t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Homeland Security
  7. Rapid, Ruggedized, and Fully Integrated STR Typing for Kinship Analysis

    SBC: NetBio, Inc.            Topic: HSB091001

    The availability of a ruggedized, fully integrated STR typing instrument that combines DNA purification, amplification, separation and detection, and data analysis into a single, easy-to-operate system would represent a substantial advance in human identification. The purpose of the Phase I SBIR proposal is to plan the development of a device that enables the rapid determination of kinship of pers ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Homeland Security
  8. Robust Discrimination of Human vs. Animal Footsteps Using Seismic Signals

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: N/A

    We propose to develop innovative statistical signal processing algorithms that discriminate between human and animal footsteps when processing seismic signatures acquired by Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) and UGS constellations. The innovation is to extract and statistically analyze features (e.g., energy, pattern, and spectral properties) of the seismic signatures. Furthermore, to increase the p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Homeland Security
  9. Diamondback: Sensor Fusion and Feature-Based Human/Animal Classification for UGS

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Unattended ground sensors (UGS) are essential in order to determine if personnel are illegally walking across a border for homeland security. However, a problem with current UGS units and their implementation is that they are poor at discriminating between humans and animals. The main reason for this is that the signal processing algorithms for classification are currently limited to using cadence ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Homeland Security
  10. Minimally-Invasive Disk Access System

    SBC: Infoscitex Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Law enforcement and intelligence organizations require an evidence-collection device that can attach to a computer, remove any password protection, access data without corrupting it, and reset the password so that the computer's owner will not know that any data has been accessed. However, there is no way of obviating the password, because the password is built into the drive itself. Also, because ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Homeland Security
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