Marine Asset Tag Tracking System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC050076
Agency Tracking Number: 0413005
Amount: $646,414.54
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2004
Solitcitation Topic Code: H-SB04.1-005
Solitcitation Number: FY04.1
Small Business Information
Navigational Sciences, Inc.
2420 Mall Drive, Suite 100, Corporate Square I, Suite 100, Corporate Square I, Charleston, SC, 29406-6520
Duns: 799681775
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Dobson
 Chief Technology Officer
 (843) 329-0525
 eric.dobson@navsci.com
Business Contact
 Eric L. Dobson
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (843) 329-0510
Email: eric.dobson@navsci.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The worldwide ocean going freight transportation infrastructure, known as the Marine Transportation System ("MTS") is the cornerstone of the global economic well-being. Approximately ninety percent of all cargo moves via the MTS. However, one need only look to the open movement of containerized cargo to find simple, effective, and efficient means of large-scale economic damage. The result is a conflict between security and efficiency in the MTS. Neither efficiency nor security can be sacrificed. Therefore, security monitoring and tracking technologies coupled with a centralized command and control infrastructure will be developed and deployed at the container level to secure the global supply chain and at the same time provide for greater supply chain management efficiency. Navigational Sciences, Inc. is strategically placed to implement a marine asset tracking system due to its expertise in GIS, asset tracking applications, global communications network development, and key assets in Software Defined Radio and Radio Frequency Identification technology. Information on the security, condition, and location of cargo will provide the intermodal shipping industry with the tools to combat terrorism, reduce theft, provide an audit trail, monitor the security of its insured assets, and empower the intelligence engines that warn of threats to the homeland.

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