Remote Detection of Riverine Traffic

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAD1903C0105
Agency Tracking Number: A033-0217
Amount: $99,937.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2003
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Custom Manufacturing & Engineering, Inc.
2904 44th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, 33714
Duns: 960092674
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stephan Athan
 Chief Engineer
 (727) 548-0522
Business Contact
 Nancy Crews
Title: President
Phone: (727) 547-9799
Research Institution
 James Kurtz
 343 Weil Hall
Gainesville, FL, 32611
 (352) 392-9447
 Nonprofit college or university
CME proposes a remote unattended sensor platform to detect powered and unpowered watercraft on riverine and inland waterways in South America. CME will define high level and detailed specifications for a sensor and communications platform and evaluatevarious active and passive sensors such as infrared, acoustic, RF, and SONAR that can detect targets across a 500-meter river. We will integrate a sensor array into a network centric control and communications architecture, evaluate power sources, powermanagement techniques, and perform analysis to determine expected probability of detection versus false alarms. A Phase I final deliverable will include a detailed configuration matrix listing specifications for system configurations and an analysisshowing the expected probability of detection for various system configurations and ambient conditions. Phase I will result in an optimal system hardware and software specification. The Phase II deliverable will be a working system meeting Phase Ispecifications. CME is experienced in military sensor system development with RF, signal processing, power management, communication, and software and system expertise. CME''s collaborative partners possess expertise in sonobuoys, RF systems, radar,ultra-wideband, millimeter wave, and digital signal processing. Commercial applications include Homeland Defense, industrial and municipal security, and terrorist threat protection. Recent global sociopolitical events have raised awareness of the value ofadvanced system architectures such as the one described here. Potential market areas include all aspects of Homeland Security, battlefield environments, remote telemedicine, aviation, commercial and industrial security and surveillance, and protection ofpublic utilities, historic landmarks, and local, state, and federal judicial, executive, and legislative building infrastructure. Hence, the unique combination of advanced COTS and GOTS technologies and the sociopolitical skyline now provide a catalyst forsignificant growth of this market, especially for companies with mature products and technologies, such as ours.The potential foreign and domestic customer base for our present and future system architecture and variations includes Homeland Defense, DOD, law enforcement agencies, schools and public facilities, farms and vast rural farmland, water supplies, airports,harbors and littoral accesses, lakes, rivers, municipal infrastructures including fire, police, water, electric, and wastewater treatment facilities, hospitals, home health care opportunities, natural disaster response organizations, and world healthorganizations. Our current business plan includes a transition into nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) sensor integration, noninvasive physiologic monitoring, and in situ monitoring using portable, handheld, devices.

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