Swimmer Detection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NBCHC050118
Award Id:
72104
Agency Tracking Number:
0511119
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB05.1-004
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5631 Silverado Way, Suite F, Anchorage, AK, 99518
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Thompson
(360) 697-6785
ben@alaskanativetech.com
Business Contact:
Gerald Denny
(360) 697-6785
skip@alaskanativetech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The United States Coast Guard`s homeland security mission includes providing security for 361 ports and 95,000 miles of US Coastline. This coastline is susceptible to both criminal and terrorist attack. Waterside facilities and critical infrastructure are especially vulnerable to attack from on or under water. Alaska Native Technologies, LLC (ANT) propose using broadband active sonar technology coupled with artificial neural networks to provide critical swimmer detection capability at less than $100,000 per 1000 lineal feet of shoreline. A brief feasibility study with a system designed for fish identification performed for the US Navy in 2003 resulted in an 86% swimmer detection rate and a 94% nonswimmer identification rate.

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