Shipping Container Remote Sensing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,975.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-04-C-R281
Award Id:
68774
Agency Tracking Number:
04SB1-0054
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5405 Morehouse Drive Suite 320, SAN DIEGO,, CA, 92121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
138395970
Principal Investigator:
Giora Goldberg
Vice President, CTO
(858) 453-9866
giora@avaak.com
Business Contact:
Gioia Messinger
President & CEO
(858) 453-9866
gioia@avaak.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Each year over sixteen million containers arrive in our country by truck and in container ships. Current inspection regimes rely on manual inspection procedures and on x-raying, on gamma ray inspection technology, and on use of radiation detectors on containers of interest. Rarely can more than a small percentage of the total number of containers in a container ship be adequately inspected, and any uninspected container can pose significant risk to national security. Avaak Inc. proposes to develop a system based on miniature and low cost sensor-radio platforms (capsules), that includes on board bio-chem and explosive sensors and can wirelessly relay alarm signals from within shipping containers, to a hand held hub (PDA) or PC. The concept for the proposed system is derived from a similar system that Avaak is developing for the US Navy, under an SBIR award, for use in reconnaissance, asymmetric warfare and urban combat.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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