ARGUS: Scalable And Reliable RF sensing for Long-Duration Personnel Tracking

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-13-C-00035
Agency Tracking Number: HSHQDC-13-R-00009-H-SB013.1-001-0019-I
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB013.1-001
Solicitation Number: HSHQDC-13-R-00009
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Dr, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, 20855-2737
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric van Doorn
 Chief Scientist
 (301) 294-5229
Business Contact
 Mark James
Title: Director, Contract and Proposal
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Research Institution
A recent U.S. Government Accountability Office report noted that that less than 1 percent of the 4,000-mile long border between the United States and Canada is under the operational control of U.S. Border Patrol. The large scale, and environmental conditions of the Northern Border pose specific technical challenges to securing the border. In this proposal, we detail a novel mesh networked RF sensor -based on IAI's current ARGUS system (developed by IAI and manufactured under license by HARRIS Corp. for expeditionary base perimeter security that can address a specific area of concern: the detection, localization and tracking of people in wooded terrain along the border. The proposed RF sensor system faces specific challenges related to the environment. To address these challenges, IAI proposes to adapt its proven RF perimeter monitoring system -ARGUS- to the DHS border application.

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