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H-SB06.1-006
INSTANTANEOUS REMOTE SENSING DATA RECEIVING AND PROCESSING FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE

NBCHC060126 0611200
(FY06.1 Phase I)
Achieving Near Real Time Image Data for Emergency Management

Pictometry International Corp.
100 Town Centre Drive
Suite A
Rochester, NY 14623-4260

09/01/2006
to
03/15/2007
$100,000.00

Achieving Near Real Time Image Data for Emergency Management The contractor team shall develop a proposed structure for a near real time/real time data tasking, capture, and dissemination system. The team has developed COTS components that are viable for the DHS requirements. Pictometry and ITT have individually supported thousands of missions and have collected terabytes of data used successfully in emergency response. Together, their technologies span the full range of capabilities necessary for emergency response activities, from pre-planning through dissemination. Pictometry's experience in flight planning, capture, and processing of data combined with ITT's experience in image processing, compression, communications, and dissemination makes this an ideal team to develop and build an instantaneous remote sensing data receiving and processing system for emergency response. Our operational systems use a significant amount of automation throughout the capture and production processes. It is this degree of automation that enables a ready transition to near real time solutions. The Pictometry and ITT systems are designed for generic data types as well as data unique to Pictometry: metric oblique data. The solution will be modular and scalable to meet different levels of emergency response efficiently.

H-SB06.1-006
INSTANTANEOUS REMOTE SENSING DATA RECEIVING AND PROCESSING FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE

NBCHC060127 0613011
(FY06.1 Phase I)
Incident Surveillance Management System (ISMS)

Geospatial Systems, Inc.
125 Park Tech Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-2446

09/01/2006
to
03/15/2007
$99,499.00

Geospatial Systems and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have teamed with Leica Geosystems to develop an Incident Surveillance Management System (ISMS) that can ingest data from remote sensing systems, reduce that data, and deliver information products to decision makers in near real time. The information products are consistent with accepted practice within the NIMS community and utilize standard, readily available tool sets. These performance objectives will be accomplished for a procurement and operational cost that allows for quick adoption and proliferation of this capability. Our ISMS proposal builds on our team's collaboration on similar programs for the US Air Force, NASA, and the US Army Corps of Engineers, delivering innovative systems for real-time/near-real-time processing, transmission and dissemination of remotely sensed data. Features include: - Fully automated highly efficient "push button" geo-referencing process - Exclusive use of COTS/GOTS products - Airborne real time and near real time processing with high performance data down links - Extensive use of federally funded technology development - Cost Effective Systems Design and Delivery - High resolution EO/IR imagery collection and simultaneous airborne geoprocessing - State of the art real time and near time image capabilities - Airborne and Ground display of geo-processed imagery with GIS information

H-SB06.1-007
NETWORK-BASED BOUNDARY CONTROLLERS

NBCHC060131 0611016
(FY06.1 Phase I)
Secure Inter-organizational Network Boundary Assurance Device (SINBAD)

Dolphin Technology, Inc.
474 Phoenix Drive
Rome, NY 13441-4911

09/01/2006
to
03/15/2007
$99,996.00

This effort proposes to analyze and develop a design for the Secure Inter-organizational Network Boundary Assurance Device (SINBAD). SINBAD will leverage capabilities and leverage lessons from guard technology to yield an enhanced boundary control and inspection capability suitable for Homeland Security organizations exchanging inter-organizational email with attachments. It will 1) prevent improper disclosure of an organization's sensitive information, and 2) protect an organization's Information Technology (IT) infrastructure from outside penetration. SINBAD will be installed between an organization's internal network and existing firewall. It will be modular and extensible, thus it will be able to leverage software inspection capabilities developed by third parties within an affordable, yet secure, network appliance, SE-Linux based platform. SINBAD will be packaged as a preinstalled 1U to 2U network device allowing it to easily connect to a network, configured and made operational. Essential SINBAD capabilities will likely include: virus detection, in depth filetype verification, hidden data detection, sender/receiver validation (to include digital signatures should Public Key Infrastructure [PKI] exist within the organization), enforcement of port-address restrictions, malicious code detection, dirty word checking, content screening based on semantic distance, remote administration, feedback and quarantine of denied transfers, crisis override and an easily configured eXtensible Markup Language (XML)-based policy model.

H-SB06.1-009
MANAGING MULTI-MEDIA SURVEILLANCE INFORMATION NETWORKS

NBCHC060144 0611043
(FY06.1 Phase I)
Automated Situation Awareness using a 4D Visualization Environment

BALFOUR Technologies LLC
510 Grumman Road West
Suite 212
Bethpage, NY 11714-3631

09/01/2006
to
03/15/2007
$97,000.00

To address the significant challenges being created by the rapidly expanding deployment of multi-spectrum sensors in large distributed surveillance operations, the feasibility, architecture design and interface standards are being investigated for a 4D Landscape Automated Situation Awareness(ASA) System. The proof-of-concept presentation will demonstrate how such a system can effectively manage large, high-resolution data streams from a large, diversified and distributed set of surveillance sensors, providing automated situation awareness for human analysts and responders through an interactive 4D browser. Commercially, a 4D Landscape ASA System can be deployed to provide enhanced physical security protection for all government and critical industry facilities.

H-SB06.1-010
NON-NUCLEAR SOURCES OR TECHNIQUES TO REPLACE NUCLEAR SOURCES IN COMMERCIAL (NON-MEDICAL) APPLICATIONS

NBCHC060148 0611033
(FY06.1 Phase I)
Development of a Non-Nuclear Soil Density Gauge to Eliminate the Need for Nuclear Density Gauges

TransTech Systems Inc.
1594 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12304-1529

09/01/2006
to
03/15/2007
$149,996.00

Congress and various government agencies have recognized the problem of orphaned radioactive sources worldwide. This SBIR seeks replacement for existing operating nuclear sources of radiation in non-medical applications such as the portable nuclear density gauge (NDG), which poses two very critical national issues. First, there are an estimated 25,000 NDG units in the United States that contain radioactive material suitable for a "dirty bomb" and are being used on highway and civil construction projects. These gauges are portable and under limited control. Each year, approximately 300 of these units are reported lost or stolen to the NRC with only 150 eventually recovered. Second, since there is a cost associated with the proper disposal of NDGs, there is an incentive for some users to "lose" the units resulting in the improper disposal of these devices posing environmental hazards and economic costs. TransTech Systems, Inc. is developing a promising alternative to NDGs for the measurement of the density and moisture of engineering soil. TransTech's alternative employs electromagnetic sensing to determine material properties. The new technology has been successfully applied to measurement of asphalt and is being extended to soil density and moisture measurement.