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Topic Information Award/Contract Number Proposal Information Company Performance
Period
Award/Contract
Value
Abstract

H-SB07.2-005
Secure and Reliable Wireless Communication for Control Systems

D09PC75536 (formerly NBCHC090021) 0722001
(FY07.2 Phase II)
Securing Network Access in Wireless Sensor Networks Supporting Industrial Control System

Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive
Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20855-2737

03/12/2009
to
06/11/2011
$750,000.00

In Phase I, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) developed and implemented a prototype secure network access system for wireless sensor networks that support industrial control systems. This system can provide node authentication, packet authentication, packet integrity, and packet confidentiality using standardized cryptosystems. We have demonstrated the effectiveness of the system for a small wireless sensor network with seven sensor nodes. In collaboration with our commercial partner, Emerson Process Management, we will further extend our Phase I work and integrate our system with real industrial control systems. We will add the capability of detecting the Denial of Service attacks from both external and internal malicious nodes, extend the secure access control system to large wireless mesh networks, explore channel switching techniques to mitigate the wireless interference, and develop a secure and resilient time synchronization scheme. There is a growing demand for secure and reliable wireless communication in industrial control systems, which are crucial to the operation of the U.S. critical infrastructures, such as energy, water treatment, agriculture and food, and transportation systems. Our secure and reliable wireless communications system can enhance the security and reliability of wireless sensor networks for industrial control applications.

H-SB07.2-006
Robust Algorithm Development for Multidimensional Chemical Analysis

NBCHC090013 0722006
(FY07.2 Phase II)
A Novel Peak Detection and Data Fusion Methodology for Multidimensional Chemical Analysis

Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive
Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20855-2737

01/26/2009
to
04/25/2011
$750,000.00

In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. along with Applied Research Associates, Inc. proposes to develop a funny functional chemical agent classification and concentration estimation software tool with enhanced performance that will be ready for OEM test. Our prototype software will be able to detect and identify TICs-CWAs-BWAs with high true positive rate, low false positive rate, and low identification confusion, even under adverse environments. Meanwhile, when a potential hazardous agent is identified, its concentration will also be estimated using our software. They key innovation of the proposed approach lies in novel classification framework with soft decision, sensitive and selection detection, unknown class discovery capability, and a novel decision fusion technique, along with state-of the-art methods for concentration estimation of mixing agents. In Phase II, we will perform alpha and beta testing on our software before shipping out the final version of the software for acceptance testing by the OEMs and integrating our software into chemical-Biological agent sensing devices.