PDA-EDIT Scanner for Coast Guard Ship Inspection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC040102
Agency Tracking Number: 04110998
Amount: $98,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB04.1-007
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-03-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2004-10-15
Small Business Information
8401 Washington Place NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87113
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Kraus
 Project Manager
 (505) 797-7888
 skraus@bfasales.com
Business Contact
 Lyn Daniel
Phone: (505) 797-7888
Email: lyn@aquilagroup.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The technology to be developed in the Phase I efforts is based on prior research in Electromagnetic (EM) gradiometry and Resonant Microstrip Patch Antenna (RMPA). The combination of these approaches has been used in successful demonstrations in the mining industry for determining coal depth and scanning ahead for barriers/obstructions. Each technology has been proven to mitigate specific problems that occur with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). Phase I efforts will be dedicated to adapting these technologies into a handheld device that can be used to search for hidden rooms and compartments on board sea-borne vessels. Essentially, the theory behind checking for an undocumented room or storage area is the same as for looking for anomalies in a coal seam. Thus, much of the preliminary research has already been completed, and it is more a matter of fine-tuning it for a new set of detection parameters.

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