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Abstracts of FY08.2 Phase I Awards
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H-SB08.2-001

Company

Cellular Materials International Inc.
1200 Five Springs Road, Suite 201
Charlottesville, VA 22902-8756

Proposal Information 0821129 - Protective Panels for Bridge Supports
Topic Information H-SB08.2-001 - Engineered Building Materials
Award/Contract Number NBCHC090004
Abstract

CMI proposes to design, model, and manufacture blast and impactresistant panels for an efficient solution for protecting bridge supports against Light to Medium range IED threats and impact from vehicles, ships, and barges. The proposed solution is an energyabsorbing MicroTrussTM panel that will be retrofitted to bridge supports or pilings with sand between the panel and bridge support to further absorb energy and minimize potential damage to the bridge supports. For Phase I, CMI will demonstrate proof of concept through modeling and subjecting a curved subscale panel approximately 4x4x 6, without sand, to a blast event. By using this MicroTrussTM solution, DHS will provide key transportation bridges with a countermeasure designed to limit the damage caused by intentional or accidental incidents involving the bridges piers. When combined with other countermeasures, such as security and surveillance, these lightweight, stateoftheart blastresistant panels will provide a vital part of a multifaceted protection system for the Nations infrastructure.

Company

3TEX Inc.
109 MacKenan Drive
Cary, NC 27511-7903

Proposal Information 0821143 - 3WEAVE Fabric Composite and Sandwich Core Panels for Blast Protection
Topic Information H-SB08.2-001 - Engineered Building Materials
Award/Contract Number NBCHC090002
Abstract

The new material technology is based on 3D weaving for the reinforcement of buildings against both bomb blast and mitigation of the damage caused by flying objects. Four alternatives will be considered for the Phase I work dry 3D fabric, solid composite, sandwich core structures, and combination of these.

Company

Resodyn Corporation
130 North Main Street
Suite 600
Butte, MT 59701-9314

Proposal Information 0821190 - Spray on Treatments for Critical Infrastructure Protection
Topic Information H-SB08.2-001 - Engineered Building Materials
Award/Contract Number NBCHC080003
Abstract

Resodyn Corporation has proposed an engineered materials approach for preventing or mitigating the damage caused by blast, projectiles, and fire. The proposed Sprayon Treatments for Engineered Protection (STEP) system allows flexibility in both the design of the coating and the application. Sprayable material systems are proposed that have demonstrated blast, projectile and fire protection potential. The sprayon application capability allows for conformal coatings of complex geometries. The STEP process holds the promise of economical, moderate level blast, projectile, and fire protection for a great number of the Nations critical infrastructures.

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H-SB08.2-002

Company

Words and Numbers
2050 Rockrose Ave
Baltimore, MD 21211-1329

Proposal Information 0821142 - BreakOut
Topic Information H-SB08.2-002 - Innovative Educational Environments to Develop the Necessary Intellectual Basis for a National DHS S&T Workforce
Award/Contract Number NBCHC090006
Abstract

Words & Numbers, a small business located in Baltimore, MD, proposes to publicize research conducted at the DHS Centers of Excellence while improving K through 12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in the United States, through the development, publication, and distribution of a highly engaging, gradeappropriate program of videos, magazines, and an accompanying Web site. This initiative is designed to meet the following activities and objectives, with the ultimate anticipated benefit of increasing the number of people in the U.S. entering careers in STEM, and supporting Recommendation A of the National Academies report. The proposed program is targeted at the highrisk and general middle school population, and has nationwide commercial application. Words & Numbers intends to partner with major educational publishers and distributors in order to make the program both an educational and a financial success.

Company

CogniTech Corporation
1060 East 100 South
Suite 306
Salt Lake City, UT 84102-1683

Proposal Information 0821174 - Innovative Education Environments for Content Delivery, Adaptive Training, and Real-time Decision Support
Topic Information H-SB08.2-002 - Innovative Educational Environments to Develop the Necessary Intellectual Basis for a National DHS S&T Workforce
Award/Contract Number NBCHC090005
Abstract

The proposed Phase I research will design and develop innovative technologies for the deployment of training and educational content to multiple platforms and realtime decision support, just in time learning, and adaptive training. Prototypes will include reuse of PACERs homeland security educational training content and deploy them on an iPhoneiPod Touch and integrated voice response system. This will complement PACERs existing technologies for web based training. The resulting prototypes and design specifications will serve as a foundation for a more comprehensive solution for the delivery of training content and assessments to support formal education, customized training, refresher training, and realtime decision support just in time training for the homeland security workforce to be delivered in Phase II. With appropriate content, these technologies will also benefit DHS by identifying K12 students with strengths and interests in mathematical and scientific exploration and recommend programs to continue interest throughout their educational progress.

Company

The Athena Group, Inc.
408 W University Avenue
Suite 306
Gainesville, FL 32601-5289

Proposal Information 0821216 - DHS Centers of Excellence Science Fair Projects
Topic Information H-SB08.2-002 - Innovative Educational Environments to Develop the Necessary Intellectual Basis for a National DHS S&T Workforce
Award/Contract Number NBCHC090007
Abstract

DHS is committed to strengthening interest in science and technology (SandT) studies and career choices, and in elevating SandT understanding within various populations. One of the expected learning facilitators is a wealth of contemporary scientific information and discoveries emanating from DHS Centers of Excellence. And one of the populations that could potentially benefit greatly from access to these resources is the general K-12 learning community. To develop DHS Centers of Excellence content and outcomes as supplemental SandT learning material, a number of reported problems and obstacles must first be addressed. The Athena Group has identified a strategy and technology that overcomes the problems associated with converting DHS content into supplemental learning materials for mainstream K-12 education. Athenas efforts focus on developing a science fair support technology, an activity that is reported to be one of the best learning experiences a student can undertake. The resulting solution, called I Do, fuses simulation-based learning and scenario-based learning, two areas of Athena expertise.

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H-SB08.2-004

Company

Cybernet Systems Corporation
727 Airport Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-1639

Proposal Information 0821167 - Comms Linking System
Topic Information H-SB08.2-004 - Telecommunications Linking System
Award/Contract Number NBCHC090001
Abstract

The DHS solicitation calls for development of system that provides (a) Access interfaces to all ICE databases where phone information is stored, (b) Database logic to allow phone links of at least 4 deep (i.e. develop the set of all phones, associated suspects, linked within 4 deep of a given call, determine whether two phones are associated together within four links, determine given two or more phone numbers, numbers that are intersections of the linkage database of them all or common contacts), (c) Correlation of numbers to suspects to case numbers and provide automated notification to investigative agents, (d) Graphical interface and statistical (weighted) search methodology, (e) Delinking (i.e. disallowed links) by end user agents, (f) Support for storage and indexing of stored voice associated with telephone information, and (g) Graphical, report information and export facilities. We propose to develop systems that Link a suspect (his phone number) to other potential suspects based on phone calling pattern (like the logic that a firm like Google uses to associate you with the web advertisements you might find compelling enough to view).Provide a scalable shareable GUI access to the mainframe database and search logic that can be access securely and readily by the user community we suggest that this is a secure web based type of GUI interface.

Company

Physical Optics Corporation
20600 Gramercy Place, Building 100
Torrance, CA 90501-1821

Proposal Information 0821171 - Customs and Immigration Telecommunications Hyperlinking User
Topic Information H-SB08.2-004 - Telecommunications Linking System
Award/Contract Number NBCHC090008
Abstract

To address HSARPAs need for advanced network tools and data mining enabled network interfaces, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Customs and Immigration Telecommunications Hyperlinking User Interface implemented via a Layered Hybrid Unbounded Graph Structure (CTHULHU) system. This proposed system is based on a novel multilayered architecture and implemented using graphhashtable hybrid data structures. CTHULHU offers automated case conflict notices, autonomously facilitates case deconfliction, allows assignment of weights to links between suspects and associates, and provides methods to manually createdelete links. The proposed CTHULHU directly helps Homeland Security by providing a costeffective solution. In Phase I, POC will demonstrate the feasibility of CTHULHU by developing a TRL 4(5 prototype, and demonstrating linking capability far in excess of HSARPAs four link requirement and its ability to compile information from a range of sources and present this in an easytoread format. In Phase II, POC plans to optimize the CTHULHU technology to a TRL 5(6 and expand its tool set to include voice pattern association and matching across cases, importing and exporting from additional external databases, and a full reporting suite. In addition to its DHS benefits, CTHULHU offers significant commercial benefits for users of data mining applications.

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