Distributed Buoy Vessel Detection System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC060027
Agency Tracking Number: 0521241
Amount: $98,635.25
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 606421105
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sebastian Pascarelle
 Senior Systems Engineer/R&D
 (410) 872-0024
Business Contact
 Kathleen Cleary
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (410) 872-0024
Email: kcleary@lio.aacisd.com
Research Institution
Protection of U.S. coastlines must begin with a front line situated significantly far enough seaward that potential threats to the Homeland can be detected and tracked, allowing enough time to interrogate and intercept if the threat is verified. The team of ACC and Sparton Electronics proposes a low-cost networked buoy vessel detection and tracking system based on the Navy?s low-cost directional AN/SSQ-53F passive sonobuoy, manufactured by Sparton Electronics, and the sonobuoy processing software developed for the Navy by AAC. In Phase I, the necessary modifications to the sonobuoy will be determined, and new technologies will be explored to address the extended lifetime, deep water mooring, and ruggedization requirements of the system. The resulting system will be capable of detecting and tracking all surface vessels approaching U.S. coastlines, reporting data back to a central location, and allowing ample time to respond to potential threats. Applications of this system exist in providing a basis to the Navy?s modern Sea Power 21 vision for Sea Shield and Sea Basing, as well as a line of defense for the Littoral Combat Ship. Forward deployed threat monitoring for shoreline assets as well as offshore oil platforms and wind farms also can benefit from such a system.

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