Smart Sensor System for a Southern Border Surveillance System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$999,966.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NBCHC080045
Agency Tracking Number:
0612002
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB06.1-004
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Vista Research, Inc.
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 515, Arlington, VA, 22202-3711
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
148011240
Principal Investigator:
James McComb
Staff Engineer
(408) 830-3300
jmccomb@vrinc.com
Business Contact:
Charles Rino
Vice President
(408) 830-3318
crino@vrinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Vista Research proposes to deploy and test a baseline implementation of the Smart Sensors system evaluated under Phase I and measure the system performance within the context of the Southern Border environment. The Smart Sensors system concept combines low-cost, COTS sensor systems with advanced digital signal processing technologies and algorithms with the aim of providing automated, high-performance wide area search and target discrimination to the U.S. Border Patrol and other government entities. As an option to the main task proposed under Phase II, Vista will also: a.) extend the range and robustness of the system through hardware upgrades, b.) improve the sensitivity and reliability of the system through algorithmic and software upgrades, and c.) realize rapid gains in performance through two additional field experiments that will leverage the lessons learned and insights gained through real world experiences in the Southern Border environment. Vista Research anticipates that by the end of Phase II sufficient progress will have been achieved that a fully integrated, real-time operational Smart Sensors capability can be rapidly prototyped, tested, and productized under Phase III, with the goal of pursuing actual deployments within the setting of the Southern Border security infrastructure as soon as possible.

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