Surveillance of Ship Security Perimeters While in Port

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-03-C-0256
Award Id:
64488
Agency Tracking Number:
N012-0516
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12450 Fair Lakes Circle, Suite 800, Fairfax, VA, 22033
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153245857
Principal Investigator:
Ronald Borrell
Senior Scientist
(714) 279-3054
rborrell@dsrnet.com
Business Contact:
Richard Ginman
Director of Contracts
(703) 885-7724
rginman@dsrnet.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR is concerned with using remote sensors to enhance the performance of security forces protecting Navy ships while docked in port. The use of remote sensing systems for area surveillance can greatly complement the performance of human sentries. Wepropose the development of a multi-sensor, multi-layer surveillance system that can easily be reconfigured to adapt to different port environments. We also propose the integration of acoustic sensing into this system to improve overall detectionperformance and provide additional information that contributes to the reduction of false alarms. The thrust of this Phase II effort is to study, evaluate, and develop a prototype to demonstrate the performance capability of a multi-sensor system(including acoustic sensors). An automated tool to assist an operator in estimating coverage and reconfiguring the system will also be developed. Effective ship security while in port can be applied not only to military ships but also to commercial shipscontaining flammable or explosive cargo (e.g., liquefied natural gas, crude oil). Effective perimeter security is also applicable to buildings, military installations and manufacturing facilities.

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