Leaky Coax and Fiber-based Narrow Width Line Sensor (LC&F)

Leaky Coax and Fiber-based Narrow Width Line Sensor (LC&F)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-16-C-0490
Agency Tracking Number: F151-074-2018
Amount: $684,686.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2016
Solicitation Year: 2016
Solicitation Topic Code: AF151-074
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive, Rockville, MD, 20855
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Eric Van Doorn
 (301) 294-5229
 evandoorn@i-a-i.com
Business Contact
 Mark James
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Email: mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ABSTRACT: This proposal details a Narrow Width Line Of detection (NWLOD) system to be used for human intrusion detection systems protecting critical Air Force assets on flightlines, launch facilities, and weapon storage areas. A high probability of detection (Pd) is required for targets including people walking, running, crawling, and jumping and vehicles traveling at high or low speed when crossing through the LOD; however, the width of the detection area for the LOD shall be less than 1.5 meters (threshold) or 1 meter (objective). The LOD shall have a low probability of false or nuisance or false alarms and shall not detect people or vehicles outside the 1.5 meter width. The key challenge is that many other activities take place on the flight line, including movement of aircraft and vehicles right up to the LOD. A second challenge is that no aspect of the detection system should interfere in anyway with normal flightline operations. To address this critical need, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI), along with our collaborators proposes to develop LC&F, an integrated distributed sensor array narrow width Line of Detection (LOD) for Narrow-width line protection of flight lines, launch facilities, and other key assets.; BENEFIT: The need for perimeter security is increasing due to a constant risk of terrorist attacks, large-scale illegal immigration, increased crime and violent anti-government protests as a result of international and local issues. Theft at Brussels airport in March 2013, other security breaches at Atlantas Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in November 2012, Utahs St. George Municipal Airport in July 2012, Y-12 National Security Complex in August 2012, and the Philadelphia International Airport in March 2012 are just few examples of the increasing number of threats. The demand for security is increasing as these breaches have raised criticism. The demand is not limited to any extent; it is a necessity now-a-days for all the verticals including Transportation; Critical infrastructures such as nuclear plants, chemical industries, and oil and gas facilities; Commercial buildings; Govt. and Defense; and for all Sensitive areas, has also shown increase in the demand for security technologies and systems.

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