Development of a Wearable Fentanyl Analog Sensor
A wearable fentanyl sensor useful for alerting DHS and First Responder personnel to the presence of harmful levels of selected opioid compounds in the air so that protective measures can be taken prior to the onset of physical effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, nausea and confusion. The device should signal the presence of fentanyl and its analogs within minutes of contact.
Cell Phone Location Finder for Maritime and Remote Search and Rescue
Develop a proof of concept that will harness the radio-frequency energy from the cellular phone to assist in locating the position via geo-location, direction finding from the emanating energy or other means. The initial goal of the device would be to target cellular phones in remote border areas where the risk of other cellular targets being intercepted is very small. The goal is to enable the legal use of affordable geo-location technology developed for the Search and Rescue mission. The device would only be used for locating persons in distress, without disrupting traditional cell phone services.
Device to Detect Interference of Communications Systems
Develop innovative solutions toward a low cost sensor device that can be used in a mobile/portable environment to detect impacts resulting from RF signal interference from both intentional or unintentional RF sources and alert responders to the hazard.
Deterministic Augmentation of RF Transmissions for PNT
This SBIR topic seeks a novel approach to identify and augment existing RF transmissions not originally intended for PNT to aid PNT. The solution may include augmenting the data content of the transmission, augmenting the modulation, coding, or other baseband features of the transmission, or augmenting the RF waveform directly.
LMR-P25 and LTE Mission Critical Push to Talk Interface Service
There are multiple different LMR systems that are built by diverse vendors using diverse protocols in use by different F/S/T/T/L first responder agencies and departments. Trying to communicate among multiple LMR systems from different vendors during public safety events has often created barriers to effective first responder emergency response. An innovative approach for implementation and standardization of this interface(s) is needed to successfully enable the transition to interoperable MCPTT networks over both LTE and LMR.
Improved Human Systems for Computed Tomography
Design innovative solutions to reduce CT screening system operator burden and reduce image review time.
This topic has been reserved. No proposals will be accepted for this topic.
Automated & Scalable Analysis of Mobile & IoT Device Firmware
Establish a practical, scalable approach which automates analysis for the firmware binary of mobile technology. Protect against, detecting, and remediating software vulnerabilities or unwanted functionality (e.g. spyware and other forms of malware) within firmware. Additionally, correlating known software vulnerabilities, common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVE), recently discovered zero day vulnerabilities, and unwanted functionality is needed in a technical solution for firmware binary analysis.
Ground-Based Autonomous Robotic Inspection of General Aviation for Radiological Threats
Integrate commercially available radiation detection equipment with commercially available ground-based robotic platform(s) with the objective of performing an automated and optimal primary and secondary screening of general aviation aircraft.
Exploitation of Security Networks and Video Management Systems for Nuclear Threat Identification and Tracking
Develop software tools and associated algorithms and data analytics to support the ready integration of radiation sensors with existing security platforms and their associated video monitoring and management systems.
Semiconductor-Based Thermal Neutron Detector Module for Incorporation into Radiation Detector Systems
Develop advanced semiconductor-based thermal neutron detector modules which can be easily integrated into a variety of detector types.
Inorganic Microscopy Standardization and Training for Image Analysis
Develop in-person and web-based training courses for microscopists using currently available image analysis software to reproducibly quantify inorganic material characteristics.