Anti-Terrorism - Detection, Indications, and Warnings

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-03-M-0148
Agency Tracking Number: N022-0583
Amount: $69,338.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
127 Washington St., Belmont, MA, 02478
DUNS: 825247062
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Fred Hewitt Smith
 Director of Research
 (617) 489-7304
Business Contact
 Cynthia Smith
Title: President
Phone: (617) 489-7304
Research Institution
The US risks delivery by terrorists of nuclear weapons hidden in shipping containers to US ports. Navy Admiral Vern Clark has stated that the Navy and Coast Guard have the capability to deal with such problems, but lack a critical element--good informationregarding ships coming to US ports from all over the globe throughout the course of their voyages. Our system for gathering that intelligence would require insertion of hardened wireless devices capable of detecting nuclear weapons into containers prior toloading. The devices would continuously detect and be monitored by US authorities throughout the container's journey from loading in the foreign country to the ship's arrival at the US port. Ships bearing containers without devices could be barred from USports.Since devices may be in enemy hands during loading, novel security measures would be required to harden them against tampering and reverse engineering. We propose to use our ANGEL security system, developed over the last five years, as a foundation for thecontainer system. ANGEL protects networks through orthogonal authentication, audit, strobed encryption, automatic network generation and installation, and random confusion. We plan to extend proven ANGEL technology to design a highly secure containermonitoring system. Military:-Avoidance of a container-enabled nuclear,

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