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

NBCHC060027 0521241
(FY05.2 Phase I)
Distributed Buoy Vessel Detection System

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

12/15/2005
to
06/30/2006
$98,635.25

Protection of U.S. coastlines must begin with a front line situated significantly far enough seaward that potential threats to the Homeland can be detected and tracked, allowing enough time to interrogate and intercept if the threat is verified. The team of ACC and Sparton Electronics proposes a low-cost networked buoy vessel detection and tracking system based on the Navy's low-cost directional AN/SSQ-53F passive sonobuoy, manufactured by Sparton Electronics, and the sonobuoy processing software developed for the Navy by AAC. In Phase I, the necessary modifications to the sonobuoy will be determined, and new technologies will be explored to address the extended lifetime, deep water mooring, and ruggedization requirements of the system. The resulting system will be capable of detecting and tracking all surface vessels approaching U.S. coastlines, reporting data back to a central location, and allowing ample time to respond to potential threats. Applications of this system exist in providing a basis to the Navy's modern Sea Power 21 vision for Sea Shield and Sea Basing, as well as a line of defense for the Littoral Combat Ship. Forward deployed threat monitoring for shoreline assets as well as offshore oil platforms and wind farms also can benefit from such a system.

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

NBCHC060046 0521018
(FY05.2 Phase I)
Hardware-Assisted System Security Monitor

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

12/15/2005
to
06/30/2006
$98,226.82

AFCO Systems Development proposes a PCI based system security monitor that combines an adaptable and update-capable platform with remote management and the capability to examine the host's memory. The ability to scan the host memory is used to detect an infected computer whose operating system has been subverted. In particular the proposal targets the following types of scenarios: system call interposition, insertion of new system calls, and modification of kernel functions. A major innovation of this solution is its ability to support multiple operating systems with the same hardware. ASD proposes a multiple stage development. The first stage of this hardware development will target a Linux platform with a subsequent phase focusing on Windows. Anticipated Benefits and Potential Commercial Applications - A low cost monitor that will directly address attacks that stem from rootkit technology. - A security monitor that can be integrated, upgraded, extended and configured to monitor different operating systems. - A packet filtering mechanism that is configurable and runs in parallel with the memory monitoring capability. - A remote console solution that will support remote boot and management of a headless server.