Swimmer Detection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NBCHC050118
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
0511119
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB05.1-004
Small Business Information
Alaska Native Technologies, LLC
5631 Silverado Way, Suite F, Anchorage, AK, 99518
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Benjamin Thompson
 (360) 697-6785
 ben@alaskanativetech.com
Business Contact
 Gerald Denny
Phone: (360) 697-6785
Email: 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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