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Proposal Number: 0612002
Proposal Title: Smart Sensor System for a Southern Border Surveillance System
Topic Number: H-SB06.1-004
Phase: Phase II
Topic Title: SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR A SOUTHERN BORDER SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
Organization: Vista Research, Inc.
Address: 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 515
Arlington, VA 22202-3711  
Abstract: Vista Research proposes to deploy and test a baseline implementation of the "Smart Sensors" system evaluated under Phase I and measure the system performance within the context of the Southern Border environment. The Smart Sensors system concept combines low-cost, COTS sensor systems with advanced digital signal processing technologies and algorithms with the aim of providing automated, high-performance wide area search and target discrimination to the U.S. Border Patrol and other government entities. As an option to the main task proposed under Phase II, Vista will also: a.) extend the range and robustness of the system through hardware upgrades, b.) improve the sensitivity and reliability of the system through algorithmic and software upgrades, and c.) realize rapid gains in performance through two additional field experiments that will leverage the lessons learned and insights gained through "real world" experiences in the Southern Border environment. Vista Research anticipates that by the end of Phase II sufficient progress will have been achieved that a fully integrated, real-time operational Smart Sensors capability can be rapidly prototyped, tested, and productized under Phase III, with the goal of pursuing actual deployments within the setting of the Southern Border security infrastructure as soon as possible.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC080045
Period of Performance: 12/19/2007 - 10/18/2008
Award/Contract Value: $999,966.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $999,966.00