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

11.1-001
Development of commercial hand-held and backpack neutron detectors

HSHQDC-12-C-00020 SBIR11-1-SBIR11.1-001-FP-019-II
(HSHQDC-11-R-00087 Phase II)
Stilbene Production for Fast Neutron Detection

Inrad Optics
181 Legrand Avenue
Northvale, NJ 07647-

06/15/2012
to
06/14/2014
$999,900.77

The detection of neutrons is a critical capability for the identification of special nuclear materials in homeland security applications. Both plutonium and uranium can be detected by their neutron signatures. Next-generation detectors should efficiently detect fission neutrons, even in a high background of gamma rays. Neutron detection systems consisting of 3He have found widespread use due to their neutron/gamma discrimination capabilities; however, 3He systems cannot directly detect fission neutrons and availability is now limited. Organic scintillation crystals such as stilbene offer direct fast neutron detection with high efficiency and good neutron/gamma discrimination. Recently, solution crystal growth has been demonstrated as a route towards the largescale production of organic scintillators. Growth of inorganic crystals from solution is an established commercial process; skilled practitioners can scale their operation to produce significant quantities of high quality material. The overall objective of the proposed effort is to demonstrate a method for industrial production of stilbene neutron detectors.

H-SB016.1-010
Remote Identity Proofing Alternatives to Knowledge Based Authentication/Verification

HSHQDC-17-C-00017 HSHQDC-16-R-00012-H-SB016.1-010-0006-II
(HSHQDC-16-R-00012 Phase II)
Composite Identity for High Assurance Remote Identity Proofing

CardSmart Technologies
17 Normandy Court
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-1905

03/24/2017
to
03/23/2019
$749,727.75

Remote identity proofing is the process of uniquely verifying an individual that is a party to an online transaction. The degree of difficulty is compounded when attempting to authenticate for the first time a previously unknown individual. This presents an enormous challenge to the secure delivery of online commerce and Government services. In Phase I CardSmart Technologies introduced the novel concept of a "Composite Identity Model" which is an identity enrichment process through which multiple identity verification methods are aggregated to exponentially strengthen the confidence and assurance level of the identity. Phase II will build on the momentum and enthusiasm generated by the functional prototype which demonstrated that the strategic combination of multiple non-KBV verification technologies will out perform any single technology. Additionally, the architecture embraces a flexible and decidedly vendor-agnostic approach that encourages state-of-the-art implementations, highly customizable to a specific client or industry, with a competitive pricing structure that greatly increases its commercial appeal. Targeted use cases include: compliance with KYC and AML mandates, C2C marketplaces, Government services and privileged identity management. The Phase II project plan is to: 1. Integrate third party verification services; finalize scoring with enhanced rules engine 2. Complete design and development; test and deliver production-ready version 3. Expand appeal with supporting Web services and APIs for easy integration with other systems; adapt commercial solution to meet DHS or other Government customer requirements 4. Package the solution and launch as a subscription service (includes flexible pricing, building brand awareness, promotion in trade channels)

H-SB07.1-002
Subterranean Response and Evacuation

NBCHC080099 0712002
(FY07.1 Phase II)
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

09/22/2008
to
04/07/2010
$750,000.00

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 the target response area as well as 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 and other systems is of out most importance. While sensor put out information - making sense in quick fashion of the data is paramount. People tend to panic in situations of high stress whereas a system can help by a "one button" trigger point. A system that can fuse data from multiple sources, correlate it, find the root cause, and then automatically notify the required first responders as well as the victims will play a significant role in helping evacuate victims in a timely manner and therefore save lives.

H-SB09.2-006
Noise Cancellation for Voice Operated Switch (VOX) Communications

D11PC20002 0922012
(FY09.2 Phase II)
Noise Cancellation for Voice Operated Switch (VOX) Communication

Li Creative Technologies, Inc.
25 B Hanover Road, Suite 140
Florham Park, NJ 07932-1924

11/01/2010
to
03/31/2013
$749,989.00

Effective communication between first responders is extremely important not only to accomplishing tasks but also to personal safety. However, because first responders usually work in a high-noise environment, the communication clarity is severely degraded. A variety of solutions to improve the communication efficiency have been tried, but none of them completely solve the problem. The purpose of this project is to present a novel and promising noise attenuation solution for first responder to effectively communicate in high-noise operation environment regardless of the communications mode (through radios in push-to-talk mode, VOX mode and without radios). After careful review the system requirement and several discussions with local firefighters, we designed a complete noise cancellation solution with the following four modules in one device: two new acoustic sensors, audio signal processing module, one loudspeaker and radio interface. The two acoustic sensors replaced traditional microphones and achieved significant improvement in speech signal-to-noise ratio and the speech intelligibility in firefighter communications. Our Phase II deliverables are several prototypes in the product level. They will fully meet the DHS` requirement and significantly benefit first responders` communication. The new device will be ready for large quantity manufacturing by the end of Phase II.