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Award/Contract
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Abstract

H-SB05.2-003
DISTRIBUTED BUOY VESSEL DETECTION SYSTEM

D07PC75288 (formerly NBCHC070095) 0523002
(FY05.2 Phase II)
Cost Effective Distributed Buoy Vessel Detection System

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, Inc.
425 Oser Avenue
Hauppauge, NY 11788-3640

04/30/2007
to
07/03/2009
$749,996.00

A layered approach to Maritime Domain Awareness begins with surveillance of vessel traffic as far offshore as possible to allow the advantage of time and space to identify and intercept threats before they can get close enough to affect the Homeland. The team of Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) and Sparton Electronics has provided a solution to this deep-water surveillance problem with a low-cost distributed buoy vessel detection and tracking system based on the Navy's low-cost passive sonobuoy sensor, manufactured by Sparton Electronics, and sonobuoy processing software developed for the Navy by AAC. The Phase I study has indicated that the design will provide a system that can be deployed in water up to 4 km deep and detect all non-cooperative vessels approaching US shores while operating autonomously for at least a year. Among the many commercial applications of the distributed buoy detection system are as a "persistent sonobuoy" system for extended surveillance of both friendly and unfriendly waters off foreign shores, as a perimeter protection system for offshore assets and high-risk Navy platforms, and a surveillance system for commercial cruise line shipping lanes.

H-SB05.2-004
HARDWARE-ASSISTED SYSTEM SECURITY MONITOR

NBCHC070061 0522008
(FY05.2 Phase II)
HARDWARE-ASSISTED SYSTEM SECURITY MONITOR

AFCO Systems Development Inc
150 Broadhollow Road
Room 207
Melville, NY 11747-4901

03/08/2007
to
03/07/2009
$750,000.00

The primary objective of this project is to design and develop a rootkit detection system that also has the capability to protect itself. AFCO Systems Development (ASD) proposes to advance the state of system security monitoring technology and meet its objective by developing a PCI card that combines co-processor based firmware, reconfigurable computing and host-based software to provide a comprehensive and extensible platform against such attacks. The proposed solution will be upgradeable in the field by replacement and/or reconfiguration of its firmware, software or hardware (VHDL). An immediate benefit of this research will be the availability of tool for the detection of rootkits that have been maliciously introduced onto Windows platforms. This is accomplished, not by searching for the particular 'signatures' known to be carried by this type of malware, but rather by the examination of operating system internal data structures for any corruption or inconsistency. This more flexible approach will allow the identification of a much wider class of rootkits than previously attainable. An additional benefit of our research efforts is that the (platform independent) algorithms we develop can be ported over to other environments, including new bus (e.g. PCI express) and processor (e.g. VMX) architectures.