Multi-Function Wand Prototype Development

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,927.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
D10PC20055
Award Id:
94810
Agency Tracking Number:
1021065
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB010.2-008
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12265 WORLD TRADE DR, Ste E, SAN DIEGO, CA, 92128
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
827054490
Principal Investigator:
James Winso
(858) 451-0540
winsoj@spectrallabs.com
Business Contact:
Eric Ackermann
(858) 451-0539
ackermanne@spectrallabs.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract

This SLI proposal for development of a Multisensor Wand, which we designated the Multi-Function Wand (MFW), describes a carefully planned program to reach the overarching objective of providing a sound design concept that will address the vital need for a Handheld Multisensor tool to improve the checkpoint screener`s ability to quickly make a judgment call on whether someone is concealing illicit objects or threats without requiring analysis of an image. The ultimate Multi-Function Wand (MFW) Program objective is to successfully design and develop an MFW prototype suitable for independent evaluation by the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) by the end of a Phase II program. The MFW will integrate multiple sensing technologies in a hand held sensor that will provide an unambiguous indication of the presence of contraband. To meet this need, Spectral Labs Incorporated plans at inception to apply modern modeling methods to validate a detailed trade study to continue the sensor selection process initiated during this proposal preparation. This effort will result in a proof of concept test bed design that will provide objective data in Phase I. In parallel an innovative signal processing algorithm will be implemented in MATLAB to improve the Signal to Noise ratio.

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