Topic Information Award/Contract Number Proposal Information Company Performance

Subterranean Response and Evacuation

NBCHC080018 0711171
(FY07.1 Phase I)
Sensor Fusion Software to aid in response and evacuation of subterranean incidents

DAX Technologies International Corp.
100 Matawan Rd.
Suite 350
Matawan, NJ 07747-3911


The speed at which an attack is detected is a critical trigger for all responses to follow. The accurate determination of the type of attack will determine the type of emergency personnel and response needed. The location will determine by proximity which of the responders that are available can be first on the scene. Therefore, a system that can do that based on a multitude of input feeds such as sensors is of outmost importance. While sensor put out information - making sense in quick fashion of the data is paramount. A system such as Optima HLS that can fuse data from multiple sources, correlate it, find the root cause, and then automatically notify the required first responders will play a significant role in helping evacuate victims in a timely manner and therefore save lives. DAX intends to show a proof of concept prototype of its in house technology Optima HLS used in the identification and response to simulated incidents. To this effect inexpensive COTS sensors will be used to mock fire, collision, and explosion events in a subterranean tunnel and show how first responder response time can be improved when provided in real -time with accurate situational awareness.

Source Surveillance

HSHQDC-07-C-00102 0711290
(FY07.1 Phase I)
Radiation Source Monitor and Remote Surveillance

Structured Materials Industries, Inc.
201 Circle Drive North
Unit 102/103
Piscataway, NJ 08854-3723


SMI proposes developing a portable continuous monitoring system including a radiation sensor, positioning hardware, and wireless communication with a base station for reporting in order to strengthen the nation's ability to monitor and safely utilize radiation sources in legal manners. The local hardware, at the radiation source, will measure the radiation spectrum and intensity at its current location and as it is moved transported/relocated. This data will be reported, wirelessly, to a central command station. The command station will monitor the local hardware and produce an alarm (locally and to any designated entity) if the radiation or the positioning deviates from its boundary limits. In Phase I we will demonstrate proof of concept with low level laboratory sources and build relationships for Phase II field testing. In Phase II we will optimize the technology and field test units with local typical end users. This work will utilize our Frontliner (Trademark)/Site command hardware and software as a starting point for adaptation to the needs of this specific application. We will commercialize the technology throughout Phase II and beyond.