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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 June, 2020.

  1. Monitoring and Inspecting Dirty Nukes Including Generating Heatmaps of Terrain (MIDNIGHT)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: HSB0191010

    A successful weapon of mass destruction (WMD) terrorist attack against the United States would have a profound and potentially catastrophic impact on our nation. It is imperative to be able to quickly, efficiently, and effectively localize radiological threats in a wide array of unstructured environments to detect and deter such an event. In recent years, man-portable radiation detectors have beco ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Homeland Security
  2. Networked Aerial Vehicle for Automated Radiation Clearing (NAVARC)

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: HSB0191010

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop the Networked Aerial Vehicle for Automated Radiation Clearing (NAVARC) to perform an autonomous search for radiological threats in a complex 3-D environment. The PSI-developed InstantEye unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will navigate using a series of optimized waypoints to minimize the time required to fully search an area and inspect objects. Detecti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Homeland Security
  3. Canine Attached Networked Imaging System (CANIS)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: HSB0151007

    K9 units provide valuable and unique capabilities to law enforcement operations, including pursuit, search and rescue, and contraband detection. However, there is currently no standard method for tracking the location of K9 teams or transmitting video back to the command center for situational awareness and legal documentation. Several commercial off the shelf (COTS) canine-mounted camera systems ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Homeland Security
  4. DNA Profiles from Single FIngerprints

    SBC: Independent Forensics of Illinois, LLC            Topic: HSB0151001

    The goal of this project is to develop a validated, commercial quality reagent kit for the reliable collection of fingerprints (i.e., latent ridge impressions) that would subsequently be used for both comparison and DNA profiling. The kit would provide all required materials, reagents, solutions and would include a detailed protocol describing the steps to (i) identify latent ridge impressions (al ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Homeland Security
  5. Non-Contact Device for Latent Fingerprint Capture

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: HSB0151001

    The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to develop a method for latent print work and DNA analysis from the same sample while optimizing DNA extraction protocol for fingerprints deposited on evidentiary materials used for human identification. Current DNA extraction protocols are highly successful at capturing DNA from prints. However, print lifting methods depend on physical alteration o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Homeland Security
  6. Stable Tl-based Semiconductor Modules for Radiation Detection

    SBC: CAPESYM, INC            Topic: HSB0151009

    Thallium-based semiconductors are promising materials for detection of gamma rays, primarily due to their high Z, high electrical conductivity and optimum bandgap energy. This program focuses on two materials TlBr and Tl4I6Se. For TlBr, this program seeks to overcome long term stability issues related to presence of mobile ions. For Tl4I6Se, this program seeks to improve the crystalline and chem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Homeland Security
  7. Compact Boron-Filled 3D Semiconductor Neutron Detector Module

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: HSB0151009

    A Neutron detection device is an indispensable tool for Homeland Security, defense, power and medical applications. The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear weapons is a serious threat in today's world. Low cost, low power, high performance, rugged and portable neutron detection devices are highly desirable for these applications. Yet, the cost and production volume of the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Homeland Security
  8. Semiconductor Neutron Detector

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: HSB0151009

    We propose to develop a thermal neutron detection module based on LiInSe2 semiconductor material as an alternative to He-3 detectors. While recent depletion of He-3 gas is the main driving force behind development of He-3 replacements, other issues with He-3 tubes such as a pressurized vessel used and microphonic issues are also important factors in handheld and portable detectors. LiInSe2 offers ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Homeland Security
  9. TlBr Detectors for Radiation Pagers

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: HSB0151009

    RMD is proposing to construct a compact detector module utilizing a TlBr semiconductor device as the radiation sensitive element. While designed for pager applications, the highly efficient nature of TlBr and its spectroscopic potential will produce a detector technology that should greatly expand the capabilities of these instruments. The development will first require an evaluation of large vol ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Homeland Security
  10. Next Generation First Responder Communication Hub

    SBC: Integrated Solutions For Systems, Inc.            Topic: HSB0151005

    As technology advances, First Responders are presented with a growing suite of increasingly sophisticated sensors and communication tools that provide vital, up-to-the-minute situational awareness information about their surroundings, location and status of nearby First Responders, and personal well-being. For example, programs such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Apex Next Generation ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Homeland Security
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