Topic Information Award/Contract Number Proposal Information Company Performance

Precision Information Environments

N10PC20201 1011163
(FY10.1 Phase I)
Open Architecture for Spatial Information Services (OASIS)

Geocent, LLC
111 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Suite 1600
Metairie, LA 70005-3044


The numerous management tools currently employed for disaster response presents a barrier when attempting to share information across boundaries. This impediment is due to the different reporting formats, data storages, or incompatibility of software being deployed. Geocent proposes implementing multiple GIS open standards serves as the backbone for exchanging critical information to facilitate interoperability of multiple emergency management platforms. The use of well established open standards as the foundation permits agencies to maintain their present systems while having the capability to exchange critical information throughout the overall network, fuse data from disparate sources to create customized reporting, and enable first responders to view and input real time information to be shared throughout the network (network centric approach). The result is more accurate and actionable information, improved collaboration, and shorter decision cycles for all levels of government to respond to a disaster event effectively and efficiently. The ability to rapidly respond in a unified effort reduces a disaster`s impact to the Nation and expedites its transition to recovery.

Ship Compartment Inspection Device

NBCHC040106 04110244
(FY04.1 Phase I)

Technology International Incorporated of Virginia
429 W. Airline, Suite S
LaPlace, LA 70068-3817


This Phase I SBIR research effort involves a feasibility study and an in-depth investigation into technologies that would be applied in ship compartment inspection to ensure full space accountability. A trade study will identify the most promising technology to develop and design a handheld, man-portable See-Thru-Eye capable of penetrating a host of barriers of different thicknesses and construction material including wood, fiberglass, plastics and steel and seeing through walls, bulkheads, etc. to accurately analyze and provide information on material hidden from vision with minimal or no disruption of commercial and private properties. The baseline design employs a combination of non destructive techniques based on x-ray technology and infrasound technology. The See-Thru-Eye is appropriate for remote inspection of concealed compartments as well as for detection of illegal cargo in the open environment aboard marine vessels. Illegal cargo includes smuggled illegal migrants and contraband (such as explosives, drugs, etc.). The See-Thru-Eye can be used by a broad range of U.S. Coast Guard personnel; with little or no advanced technical education and requires minimal training to become efficient in its operation.