DISTRIBUTED BUOY VESSEL DETECTION SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC070051
Agency Tracking Number: 0522015
Amount: $844,031.71
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB05.2-003
Solicitation Number: FY05.2
Small Business Information
7112 Nighthawk Drive, Fort Wayne, IN, 46835-9395
DUNS: 134500193
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 George Lewis
 Principal Investigator
 (260) 485-3752
 lewtechco@verizon.net
Business Contact
 George Lewis
Title: President
Phone: (260) 485-3752
Email: lewtechco@yahoo.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Non-cooperative vessel tracking to assess potential threats is becoming increasingly important to the defense of the U.S. coastline and ports of entry; so there is a need to identify and intercept potential threats well before they reach our shores. To support this critical surveillance activity a Phase I Program established a relatively low cost, long life, moored buoy based vessel detection / signal processing system concept, that could be readily deployed by Coast Guard or Navy vessels in forward areas as a barrier and have an acoustic detection range of 20NM. The system would provide a communication link to a shore station for sorting and tracking the detected vessels of interest. The Phase II program will fabricate and deploy such a deep ocean, moored acoustic array prototype system to demonstrate operational performance. Contact and track reports will be relayed back to a shore station. LewTech Company plans to commercialize the resulting technology from this program by fully supporting the Coast Guard / Navy Maritime Domain Awareness mission requirements. This technology will also be readily expanded or used directly in supporting various tactical operations and surveillance systems for such organizations as the Navy, DEA, BATFE, NOAA and the Special Forces.

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