A Scalable, Mobile Layer-1 M2M Architecture to Connect First Responders at the Incident Site

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Amount:
$99,854.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
HSHQDC-14-C-00027
Solitcitation Year:
2014
Solicitation Number:
HSHQDC-14-R-00005
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2014
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
HSHQDC-14-R-00005-H-SB014.1-005-0008-I
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB014.1-005
Small Business Information
BALFOUR Technologies LLC
510 Grumman Road West, Suite 212, Bethpage, NY, 11714-3631
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
119817133
Principal Investigator
 Robert Balfour
 CTO
 (516) 390-5292
 bob@BAL4.com
Business Contact
 Robert Balfour
Title: Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (516) 390-5292
Email: bob@BAL4.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
First Responders need to leverage automated (M2M machine-to-machine), mobile connectivity at an incident site. With connectivity automated through M2M network technology, responders would have much improved situational awareness, and can effectively focus their complete attention on the necessary emergency response actions. We propose to develop a futuristic automated M2M device mesh and concept of operations, that could be initially deployed NOW, that would enable M2M devices at the emergency site (building sensors, people, and other first responders) to automatically "talk" to each other, providing automated situational awareness and inter-communications. We intend to leverage our previous SBIR Phase I/II/III work and experience in M2M architectures to design a solution that can support "plugin" Standards modules, and evolve and leverage emerging "Internet-of-Everything" technologies in the coming years. This solution can be immediately integrated and commercialized into our existing fourDscape situational awareness, command and control, safety, security, and response product/marketplace.

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