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H-SB010.2-003
Large-Scale Network Survivability, Rapid Recovery, and Reconstitution

D11PC20011 1021127
(FY10.2 Phase I)
Distributed, closed-loop, anonymized, dynamic collaborative defense against network threats

ThreatSTOP, Inc.
1743 Blue Water Lane
San Marcos, CA 92078-1056

12/15/2010
to
06/30/2011
$91,492.00

This Proposal is for the investigation of the feasibility, and if feasible, the requirements, for deploying distributed intrusion and bot detection services in a bundle inside multiple networks, while sharing the resulting threat information in an anonymized way. It will involve the implementation of combined defense and sensor nodes as gateways; local correlation, log processing and reporting engines; and dissemination of detected threat sources back to a central correlation authority which then disseminates the information to all participating entities. Key items to be examined are the scalability of distributing existing databases while maintaining consistency; anonymization of threat information detected while maintaining relevancy; and the scalability of processing data from the local detector enforcers into the private threat correlation system, sending the detected threats upstream to the global system, and disseminating the correlated data to all nodes. This will provide the requirements to scale the current ThreatSTOP system so that it can be fully commercialized to protect national security assets, large enterprises, and large numbers of individual users. The benefit will be dynamic detection and blocking of network level attacks and the dynamic disabling of botnets through the interruption of their command and control channels.

H-SB010.2-006
Helmet with Embedded Active Display for Emergency Responders (HEADER)

D10PC20048 1021051
(FY10.2 Phase I)
Helmet Embedded Conformal Augmented Display

Physical Optics Corporation
20600 Gramercy Place, Building 100
Torrance, CA 90501-1821

10/15/2010
to
04/28/2011
$99,997.00

To address the HSARPA need for a next-generation helmet with an embedded heads-up display for emergency responder personal situation awareness, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Helmet Embedded Conformal Augmented Display (HECAD) that can be easily integrated into emergency responder helmet. The proposed HECAD system is based on a unique design that integrates environmentally hardened miniature microdisplays and electronics with POC-developed waveguide holographic image-projection optics conformal to or embedded onto helmet visor. The proposed lightweight, low-profile, low-power device will provide advanced situation awareness by displaying readouts and alerts of body-warned multiple sensors, and can switch between normal data and augmented scene display modes. In Phase I, POC will design HECAD for an advance first responder helmet and demonstrate the proposed concept`s feasibility through simulation and integration of a preliminary prototype system. In Phase II, POC plans to develop a fully functional prototype and integrate it with a selected helmet system to evaluate it in a simulated operational environment. Due to its modular low-profile, see-through design, the HECAD will have significant commercial applications primarily benefiting firefighters and emergency responders for disasters; it can also be used as heads-up displays in medical, sports, aerospace, training, manufacturing, and gaming applications.

H-SB010.2-008
Handheld Multisensor Wand for the Detection of Threat or Illicit Objects on Persons

D10PC20053 1021045
(FY10.2 Phase I)
Dielectric Relaxation Analyzing Probe

Physical Optics Corporation
20600 Gramercy Place, Building 100
Torrance, CA 90501-1821

10/15/2010
to
04/28/2011
$99,992.00

To address the HSARPA need for a non-imaging handheld multisensory system for bulk detection of threats and illicit objects hidden on a person`s body, under clothing or in body cavities, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Dielectric Relaxation Analyzing Probe (DRAP). This proposed device is based on Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS). The DRAP device will offer detection of both conductive and nonconductive objects, and also works as a metal detector. In Phase I POC will demonstrate the feasibility of DRAP by design, fabrication, and evaluation of a conceptual DRAP prototype. In Phase II POC plans to fabricate and demonstrate a prototype of the DRAP handheld multisensory system, verify and validate the probability of detection and false detection rates and the potential for threats and illicit objects to be camouflaged. The successful development of this technology at the end of Phase III will benefit the Nation in both government and commercial sectors by providing a versatile and wide-detection-range handheld screening tool. Commercial applications for this technology include the screening of passengers at checkpoints and cargo at ports of entry into the United States. The device can be used also by security guards, Coast Guards, and police officers.

H-SB010.2-008
Handheld Multisensor Wand for the Detection of Threat or Illicit Objects on Persons

D10PC20055 1021065
(FY10.2 Phase I)
Multi-Function Wand Prototype Development

Spectral Labs Incorporated
12265 World Trade Drive, Ste E
San Diego, CA 92128-3771

10/15/2010
to
04/28/2011
$99,927.00

This SLI proposal for development of a Multisensor Wand, which we designated the Multi-Function Wand (MFW), describes a carefully planned program to reach the overarching objective of providing a sound design concept that will address the vital need for a Handheld Multisensor tool to improve the checkpoint screener`s ability to quickly make a judgment call on whether someone is concealing illicit objects or threats without requiring analysis of an image. The ultimate Multi-Function Wand (MFW) Program objective is to successfully design and develop an MFW prototype suitable for independent evaluation by the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) by the end of a Phase II program. The MFW will integrate multiple sensing technologies in a hand held sensor that will provide an unambiguous indication of the presence of contraband. To meet this need, Spectral Labs Incorporated plans at inception to apply modern modeling methods to validate a detailed trade study to continue the sensor selection process initiated during this proposal preparation. This effort will result in a proof of concept test bed design that will provide objective data in Phase I. In parallel an innovative signal processing algorithm will be implemented in MATLAB to improve the Signal to Noise ratio.

H-SB010.2-009
Personal Situational Awareness App

D10PC20056 1021072
(FY10.2 Phase I)
Context-Sensitive Situational Awareness Server/Client

Physical Optics Corporation
20600 Gramercy Place, Building 100
Torrance, CA 90501-1821

10/15/2010
to
04/28/2011
$99,996.00

To address the HSARPA need for a downloadable commercial software application that provides personal situational awareness to individuals based on their (stated) location, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Context-Sensitive Situational Awareness Server/Client (CSSAS/C) system. This proposed technology is based on geospatial analysis and dynamic data-reduction and validation techniques. CSSAS/C offers a subscription-based push service that sends customized alerts derived from multiple sources (e.g., weather warnings, sigalerts), conditioned relative to the user`s location, state, surroundings, and other contextual information. Alerts can be viewed on mobile communication devices. In Phase I POC will demonstrate the feasibility of CSSAS/C by developing and debugging prototype software to exhibit the user operations involved in subscribing to and using the service. In Phase II POC plans to develop and demonstrate enhanced client/server software that meets specific CONOPS requirements. Successful project completion at the end of Phase III will benefit the nation by supplying subscribers, who now wait minutes to hours for information, with real-time alerts on handheld devices describing local risks and threats. Commercial applications of CSSAS/C include providing alerts to fixed-location Internet devices for delivery to users who are homebound or do not have mobile communication devices.

H-SB010.2-009
Personal Situational Awareness App

D10PC20058 1021075
(FY10.2 Phase I)
Sentek Global PSAP

Sentek Consulting
651 Arroyo Drive
San Diego, CA 92103-6401

10/15/2010
to
04/28/2011
$99,813.27

Sentek Global (Sentek) is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned, Small Business (SDVOSB) and SBA-certified 8(a) small business that has formed a world-class engineering team with DefenseWeb Technologies, SAIC, & Shomo Technical Systems in response to DHS SBIR H-SB010.2-09. This team`s in depth skills set includes application development, systems integration, architecture design and advanced data management algorithms. These talents have been combined to provide the Department of Homeland Security with a comprehensive technical approach for building an innovative and scaleable Personal Situational Awareness Application prototype. The phase 1 prototype will allow individuals to gather information from public safety dispatch calls and commercial radio station broadcast via a cellular phone application. Additionally, the prototype will simulate state and local agencies will being able to push vital information of interest to a subscriber base such as crime reports, natural disaster warnings, and other items of public safety. The proposed solution will create an efficient means for critical, real and near real time, information to be passed to the public. The end result is that U.S. citizens will have actionable intelligence literally in the palm of their hands, allowing them to better prepare for, and respond to, terrorist actions, violent crime, and natural disasters.