Topic Information Award/Contract Number Proposal Information Company Performance

Non-freezing Portable Vehicle Wash Tunnels

HSHQDC-12-C-00033 DHS SBIR-2012.1-H-SB012.1-001 -0009-I
(DHS SBIR-2012.1 Phase I)
Non-freezing Portable Vehicle Wash Tunnels

Integrated Solutions For Systems
4970 Corporate Drive
Suite 100
Huntsville, AL 35805-6230


Our approach utilizes a mature, portable inflatable beam shelter to house modified commercial car wash equipment operated by an automated control system. The inflatable beam shelters are currently deployed with the US Military and are commonly used as decontamination shelters for military vehicles. The commercial wash equipment is modified to withstand the caustic chemical environment necessary to ensure sufficient decontamination. The entire tunnel wash system is deployed or stowed by 2 - 4 people in under 4 hours, operated by just 1 person, and packs into a common three-quarter ton pickup truck or van

Firearms and Ammunition Test Equipment

HSHQDC-12-C-00039 DHS SBIR-2012.1-H-SB012.1-004-0015-I
(DHS SBIR-2012.1 Phase I)
Virtual Shooter

Radiance Technologies, Inc.
350 Wynn Drive
Huntsville, AL 35805-1961


The Phase I project seeks to develop a design basis for a firearm testing device which will provide a "virtual shooter" for the operation and measurement of handgun and ammunition performance. The reactions of real human shooters will be measured as a function of the specific firing action results of the test weapon on the human physiology. A six degree-of-freedom (6DOF) model will be developed based on and validated by the collected real-shooter reaction data. The model will also be calibrated to predict the reaction of real shooters to firing tests as a function of the various modeled physical shooter types. A Phase 1 option may be added to develop a complete design of the Virtual Shooter mechanical firing device. Under Phase II, a specific "virtual shooter" device will be constructed and tested. This device will permit firearms and ammunition testing in a highly quantitative manner while avoiding physical risks to human testers. Specific human reactions (recoil, accuracy, etc,) may by this means be directly related to firearm and ammunitions design parameters through the virtual shooter characteristics of the 6DOF test device. The initial TRL for model and device at project inception is estimated to be 3. At the end of Phase I, the TRL is estimated to be 6 for the model and 4 for the device, which will be designed, fabricated, developed, and tested under Phase II of the program to a final TRL of 6.