Marine Asset Security Monitoring and Tracking System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC040055
Agency Tracking Number: 04110736
Amount: $76,325.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB04.1-005
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-03-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2420 Mall Drive, Suite 100, Corporate Square I, Charleston, SC, 29406
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Dobson
 Chief Technology Officer
 (843) 329-0510
Business Contact
 Gregory Appling
Title: Office Manager
Phone: (843) 329-0528
Research Institution
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 must 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 RFID technology developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 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 protect our homeland.

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