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Rockville, MD, United States

Intelligent Automation Inc. | Date: 2012-07-31

A security system for detecting physical intrusion in a monitored area including a plurality of radio units arranged in a network around the monitored area to determine received signal strength and pass variations thereof through the radio units to a base station.

Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Army | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 1.00M | Year: 2016

Most combat casualty care systems are based on proprietary hardware and software, which make it difficult to achieve transparent wireless capabilities for monitoring, storage, and communications integration with both civilian and military networks. Moreover, tactical networks tend to be heterogeneous and dynamic. Under such unfriendly networking conditions, it is critical yet challenging to provide casualty care units the reliable and secure access to the latest medical information from any location on the battlefield. Furthermore, strong security requirements must be satisfied in the above medical data access. To address these issues, IAI is developing a Secure Wireless Architecture for Combat Casualty Care (SWAC3) system that can enable robust, secure and efficient sharing of medical data among medical units to improve combat casualty care. The focus of SWAC3 system is to develop a tactical medical data cloud that can provide the distributed medical data storage, data processing, and data presentation services with a web/mobile based user interface. In Phase I, we performed feasibility studies and preliminary system implementation, and demonstrated the feasibility of SWAC3 system. In Phase II, we will refine our design and further develop a fully functional prototype system.

Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Missile Defense Agency | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 100.00K | Year: 2016

Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes a network Monitoring and Configuration Automation (MOCA) technology. MOCA takes network architecture as input and provides innovative approaches for automatic generation of network configuration files, distribution of configuration information across large networks, and Web-based network reconfiguration/monitoring capability. MOCA will be developed as a software-only solution and implement the network setup by generating configuration information at a centralized location, segmenting the configuration information for subnetworks, and sending it appropriately. Key contributions of MOCA are its transparency with respect to network operations, compliance with existing network standards, low complexity, and low-cost operation. In Phase I, POC will demonstrate the feasibility of MOCA by creating a representative network in a laboratory environment, implementing key software components, developing a validation and verification plan, and demonstrating MOCAs net configuration capability. In Phase II, POC will develop a full-scale prototype reaching TRL-6. This prototype will demonstrate, using the plan developed in Phase I, that MOCA can be deployed in large enterprise-wide networks and can effectively implement network configuration/reconfiguration. Approved for Public Release 16-MDA-8620 (1 April 16)

Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Navy | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 80.00K | Year: 2016

The ability to determine the source of enemy fire is invaluable for neutralizing the threat rapidly. Besides minimizing further damage, the long term effect is that it will require the enemy to shoot from increasingly difficult positions to eliminate immediate, accurate return fire. Therefore, there is a need for an innovative low cost solution which is passive and requires no line of sight to the source of the fire. As the topic description clearly articulates, most existing technologies have significant limitations (acoustic systems suffer from multipath, optical augmentation is not passive and requires line of sight to the source, muzzle flash detection requires line of sight to the source, etc.). Solutions based on Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) sensors are feasible, but impractical for widespread use due to cost. There are two possible approaches to meet this need: a) develop low cost sensors with the appropriate infrared band sensitivity, or b) leverage existing low cost sensors (such as bolometers) and augment their capabilities with innovative image processing algorithms so that the desired information can be extracted. Intelligent Automation Inc. proposes to develop SPOTTER, a low cost Hostile Fire Indicator (HFI) and localization system suitable for dismounted soldiers during tactical movement.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 748.28K | Year: 2016

Today, many canine teams are dispatched in tactical operations that typically involve critical activities such as narcotics/explosives detection, suspect pursuit/apprehension, etc. A canine-mounted tracking and video/audio streaming capability is highly valuable in such cases as it can provide the canine handler and remote observers with precise and up-to-date situational awareness of ongoing events. The current price point of COTS products for such application is, however, still too high for every K9 unit in the country to afford them, and they do not yet fully satisfy typical canine team's needs. To overcome such technical challenges, IAI has previously proposed CAMEL (Canine Mounted Encompassing Locator), a low-cost, rugged, and allweather wireless video/audio and location streaming system to be carried by a canine during the operations for providing the canine handler and remote observers with real-time tactical situational awareness as well evidence recording capability. The key innovation in the proposed effort is CAMEL-2, the second generation of the CAMEL concept prototypes that is fully operational in relevant environments. The expected contribution of CAMEL-2 to the tactical canine industry is: 1) A robust canine positioning and tracking capability; 2) An effective situational awareness capability; and 3) A reliable evidence recording and archiving capability.

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