Short-Range Detection of Radio Transceivers for Physical Security

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-08-C-0132
Agency Tracking Number: A072-051-0479
Amount: $718,599.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-051
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dan Law
 Director, Research and De
 (703) 813-2160
Business Contact
 Bryan Judd
Title: CFO
Phone: (703) 813-2131
Research Institution
As miniature, radiofrequency (RF) transceivers grow in widespread use and capability, their deliberate or inadvertent infiltration into secure areas poses a growing threat to national security. Manual searches and metal detectors at checkpoints are at best inefficient and generally ineffective at detecting hidden radio transceivers. Invertix’s Ferret technology promises to detect these hidden transceivers with high reliability and low false alarm rate, at ranges consistent with a wide range of commercial and military applications. In the proposed Phase II effort, Invertix will develop a system using Ferret technology for close-range applications, resulting in a prototype, walk-through transceiver detector. The prototype system will be evaluated in a relevant environment against key requirements including operating characteristics, size, cost and safety.

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