Topic Information Award/Contract Number Proposal Information Company Performance

Lost Person Locator for First Responders

HSHQDC-13-C-00107 HSHQDC-13-R-00032-H-SB013.2-003-0013-I
(HSHQDC-13-R-00032 Phase I)
Search and Rescue Initial Response Tools

dbS Productions LLC
1808 Rugby Pl
Charlottesville, VA 22903-1625


This proposal doubles the size of the International Search and Rescue Incident Database (ISRID) from 50,000 to over 100,000 SAR incidents organized by incident type, subject category, terrain, ecoregion domain, and population density. The PI brings over 30 years of SAR field experience and over 20 years of SAR research experience to the problem including experience in creating ISRID. At the start the TRL is 3 and at the end of Phase I we estimate 4-5. The enhanced database with new data will provide the needed information to provide new models to predict the probability of area (POA) of missing people. Sending teams to the right area saves lives, resources, and time. New research into combining geographic models of behavior along with effective sweep width and searcher velocity will allow the calculation of Probability of Success Rate. This underlying factor along with initial response tasking algorithm will allow a graphic display of not only exactly where initial search teams should be tasked plus show the relative priority of tasks. This will allow the power of formal search theory to be placed into the hands of initial responders with little to no formal training. The research and development will allow a full suite of products to be developed. From durable plastic job aids, Lost Person Behavior smartphone Apps, paper and e-book field guides, training courses, to software aimed at the initial SAR response we are in a unique position to commercialize the effort, since SAR is our primary market since 1991.

Management of Mass Casualty Triage

HSHQDC-13-C-00087 HSHQDC-13-R-00032-H-SB013.2-006-0028-I
(HSHQDC-13-R-00032 Phase I)

InCadence Strategic Solutions
10432 Balls Ford Road
Suite 120
Manassas, VA 20109-2515


For InCadence's SBIR Phase I effort for the Mass Casualty Triage System (MCATS) we will analyze the Management of Mass Casualty Triage problem set in the context of an end-to-end Solution Framework. The Solution Framework identifies key enablers of the overall solution including: Tagging or Identifying Victims; Support for one or more Mobile Hardware Platforms and Operating Systems; Design of the End User Application; Interface with one or more Sensors or Readers; Communications Options; Protocol Interoperability; Aggregation and Visualization of Casualty Status; and Back-end Server and Portal Options. For each enabler will evaluate options for the enabler in terms of: Cost Effectiveness, Universal Deployability, Ease of Use and Practicality. InCadence will repurpose components our several of our government-funded development efforts to rapidly prototype, evaluate and demonstrate proposed components of the end system. Repurposed components may come from our web-based near-real time Tactical Rapid Exploitation Portal (T-REX), our Multilingual Automated Registration System (MARS) which includes mobile biometric technology for fingerprint and iris collection and matching, and our Axon Cloud Broker for deploying and managing back-end server-based web services on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. The final objective of our Phase I effort will be one or more feasible, effective Solution Paths for the end-to-end prototype MCATS that InCadence will produce during the Phase II effort. Our objective is to commercialize the objective system and its components for sale to first responder agencies. We will also pursue DHS SECURE Certification for the resulting product.