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H-SB013.1-003
Burn-Saver Device

HSHQDC-13-C-00042 HSHQDC-13-R-00009-H-SB013.1-003-0004-I
(HSHQDC-13-R-00009 Phase I)
Helmet-Mounted Thermal Sensor for First Responder Burn-Saver Device

TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-1916

05/01/2013
to
10/31/2013
$100,000.00

The personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by firefighters (turnout Gear, SCBA, helmet, etc.) protects the wearer against burns and hazardous environments. Unfortunately, they work so well that they decrease the firefighter's situational awareness, in particular their ability to notice rapidly increasing temperatures. Although current thermal sensor technologies (generally built in to the Personal Alert Safety System (PASS) unit) have the ability to respond to changing temperatures, no commercial devices can respond fast enough to ensure that the firefighter is not exposed to temperatures that exceed the capabilities of their PPE. TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) proposes to design, fabricate, and test a rapidly responding temperature warning device that is low cost, portable, durable, and accurate. In the event of a high temperature situation, the device will provide both visual and audible alarms along with wireless notification to the command center. In collaboration with our commercial PPE manufacturing partner, we will develop a low cost, rugged, burn saver device for NFPA certification. We anticipate a TRL(1) at the beginning of Phase I to transition to TRL(4) at the end of Phase I, and we expect to achieve TRL(6) by the conclusion of Phase II.

H-SB013.1-003
Burn-Saver Device

D14PC00067 HSHQDC-13-R-00009-H-SB013.1-003-0004-II
(HSHQDC-13-R-00009 Phase II)
Helmet-Mounted Thermal Sensor for First Responder Burn-Saver Device

TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-1916

04/21/2014
to
11/17/2018
$999,881.00

The personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by firefighters protects them against burns and hazardous environments. This equipment works so well that they may not notice that their environment has become so hot that is no longer safe. Although current thermal sensor technologies (generally built in to Personal Alert Safety System (PASS) units) can trigger an alarm when the temperature is too high, no commercial device can respond fast enough to ensure that the firefighter is not exposed to temperatures that exceed the capabilities of their PPE. TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) has developed a thermal sensing and warning Burn Saver Device that can respond to changes in radiative heat flux in less than 10 seconds and changes in the air temperature is less than one minute. The device provides both visual and audible alarms along with wireless notification to the fire incident commanders. In collaboration with our industrial firefighter equipment manufacturer, we will further refine the design of our Burn Saver Device, fabricating and testing prototypes in Phase II. Testing will be done both in the laboratory and in full-scale, instrumented compartment fires. The current technology readiness level at the end of Phase I is TRL 4; we anticipate TRL 6 and the end of Year 1, TRL 7 and the end of the Phase II project, and we will be ready to submit the data needed for TRL 8 (NFPA) certification at the end of the Phase II Option.

H-SB013.1-004
GPS Disruption Detection and Localization

HSHQDC-13-C-00030 HSHQDC-13-R-00009-H-SB013.1-004-0010-I
(HSHQDC-13-R-00009 Phase I)
GPS JLOC Sensor Suite for Critical Infrastructure

NAVSYS Corporation
14960 Woodcarver Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80921-2370

05/01/2013
to
10/31/2013
$99,999.99

Timing and position data from civil GPS receivers have become integral to the operation of many of the Nation's critical infrastructures. Through the Patriot Watch architecture, DHS is coordinating efforts to identify, locate, and attribute domestic GPS interference, maintain a central database for reports of domestic and international interference to civil use of GPS and its augmentations, and notify departments and agencies of GPS interference. Under this SBIR effort we shall survey existing use of GPS in critical infrastructure within the energy and financial sector. Based on our prior experience working with the Air Force on the vulnerability of civil GPS receivers, we shall highlight leverage points of the critical infrastructure that could vulnerable to a GPS cyber attack. Using this analysis we shall develop requirements for GPS jammer or spoofer detection and localization features that could be used to protect critical infrastructure from GPS cyber attacks. We shall develop a design for a Phase II SDR sensor system, compatible with the existing JLOC Server in use as part of the Patriot watch architecture that can be used to protect against the threats identified from our survey results. In the final report we shall document the proposed Phase II test plan and the design of the planned JLOC sensor network that will be field tested and assessed for reliability and effectiveness at detecting, reporting and providing the timely localization of GPS disruptive events under the Phase II effort. Analysis of the expected JLOC sensor performance will be provided (TRL 3).