Current Solicitation
20.1
DHS SBIR Solicitation for FY20

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, comprised of the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate's SBIR Program and the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office SBIR Program, invites small business concerns to review this pre-solicitation notice, which is intended to lead to the FY20 DHS SBIR Phase I solicitation.


Countdown to Phase I Submission Deadline
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S & T Directorate Topics

DHS201-001 - Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) Multimedia content analysis engine capability for the Emergency Communications Cyber Security Center (EC3)

To establish approaches, develop, demonstrate, or pilot technology for implementing the security, and content analysis of multimedia messages from the public to the NG9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) EC3 within NG9-1-1 Emergency Service Internet Protocol Networks (ESINets).

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DHS201-002 - Remote Sensor Data Protection and Anti-Spoofing

Develop sensors or a sensor system capable of deployment in tactical, harsh, and rugged environments that are resistant to spoofing or data manipulation. Also required is a distributed sensor protection platform.

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DHS201-003 - Digital Paging Over Public Television

Define and demonstrate a secure, standards-based, public safety one-way digital paging system for daily and disaster uses.

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DHS201-004 - Soft Targets and Crowded Places Security

Develop a capability to identify and mitigate threats toward reducing the overall risk to soft targets and crowded places.

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DHS201-005 - In-building Coverage Analysis System (ICAS) Using Existing First Responder's Radio and Smartphone

Develop a capability to acquire and document network signals inside of buildings for public safety land-mobile radio (LMR) and the FirstNet broadband network to inform public safety users about wireless service availability in designated buildings and to plan for in-building coverage enhancement solutions.

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DHS201-006 - Handheld Advanced Detection/Imaging Technology System

Develop a handheld passenger screening device capable of detecting prohibited items relevant to aviation security.

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DHS201-007 - Enhanced Explosives and Illicit Drugs Detection by Targeted Interrogation of Surfaces

Develop quick and efficient targeted surface interrogation technique(s) by locating and detecting trace residues of interest on carry-on baggage and items.

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DHS201-008 - Urban Canyon Detection Tracking and Identification of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Demonstrate the ability to detect, track, and identify small (55 pounds or less including payload) unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV) in an urban canyon environment.

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DHS201-009 - Machine Learning Module for Detection Technologies

Develop a compact prototype to integrate software and hardware to rapidly classify unknown spectrometer signals as safe or threat.

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DNDO Topics

DHS201-010 - Innovative Technologies for Next Generation of Sample Collection Media

Survey and identify current commercially available air sampling collection media. Develop novel or improved air sampling collection media for biological hazards.

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DHS201-011 - Development and Evaluation of Nucleic Acid-Based Assays to Accelerate Biohazard Detection

Develop field deployable nucleic acid-based assays to detect and identify biological pathogens in an uncontrolled environment.

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Key Dates
Pre-Solicitation Open Date:
11/13/2019
Pre-Solicitation Close Date:
12/17/2019 11:59 PM ET
Solicitation Open Date:
12/18/2019
Submission Deadline:
01/22/2020 11:59 AM ET