Marine Asset Tag Tracking System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$646,414.54
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NBCHC050076
Award Id:
69278
Agency Tracking Number:
0413005
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB04.1-005
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2420 Mall Drive, Suite 100, Corporate Square I, Charleston, SC, 29406-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
799681775
Principal Investigator:
Eric Dobson
Chief Technology Officer
(843) 329-0510
eric.dobson@navsci.com
Business Contact:
Eric Dobson
Chief Technology Officer
(843) 329-0510
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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