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Topic Information Award/Contract Number Proposal Information Company Performance
Period
Award/Contract
Value
Abstract

09.1-2
Innovative Training Technology for Preventive Rad/Nuc Detection

HSHQDC-10-C-00121 HSHQDC-09-R-00041-0911021-II
(HSHQDC-09-R-00041 Phase II)
Web-Based Computer Simulation of Radiological Detection Scenario Training (RDST)

Crisis Simulations International, LLC
5025 SW Greenwood Circle
Tualatin, OR 97062-8743

07/19/2010
to
07/18/2011
$1,000,000.00

With the range and variety of radiation detectors that exist and the continuing threat of a radiological disaster in the future, the need for training of first responders and personnel in the front lines of interdiction is extraordinary and daunting. It is daunting because of the number of people across the nation that must be trained initially and who must continually maintain their training to be effective. A cost-effective solution to this need is individualized, web-based simulation training. This project will take an existing simulation development tool, assess the feasibility of creating two virtual working detectors, create a new web-based interface where the detectors can be virtually controlled, and establish the web-delivery and administration software specifications for this new approach to training on these instruments. All of this will be vetted within a framework of actual user and trainer feedback. The initial commercial application will be to apply the new core technology and training approach to first responder detection equipment in agencies such as police, fire and EMS, and then to hospitals and urgent care facilities. Next, the application will be applied to a wider range of detection equipment. Finally, the application will be applied to other types of first responder equipment.

H-SB013.2-002
Software Based Roots of Trust for Enhanced Mobile Device Security

D14PC00179 HSHQDC-13-R-00032-H-SB013.2-002-0016-II
(HSHQDC-13-R-00032 Phase II)
Practical Roots of Trust for Mobile Devices

Galois, Inc.
421 SW Sixth Avenue
Suite 300
Portland, OR 97204-1662

08/01/2014
to
09/30/2016
$749,857.12

To meet the critical security needs of the Department of Homeland Security and others, we propose two methods for providing a secure root of trust for mobile devices. One method is designed to integrate as easily into existing systems, while the other requires deeper integration but provides correspondingly stronger security. The keys to our work are practicality and integration: practicality to ensure our system applies to current and near-term mobile devices, and integration to allow for a smooth transition path to mobile device manufacturers. In the proposal we describe not only the technical path to implementation for these two approaches, but also the business, legal, and political steps required to bring root of trust technology to market. Once in place, root of trust technology can be used as a strong basis for implementing other key mobile security solutions, such as secure data at rest, secure data in transit, secure authentication, and mobile device management.

H-SB09.2-008
Wearable Energy to Power and Operate Responder Tools (Wearable EPORT)

D10PC20013 0922009
(FY09.2 Phase II)
WEARABLE THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

Perpetua Power Source Technologies, Inc.
4314 SW Research Way
Corvallis, OR 97333-1070

10/01/2010
to
04/15/2013
$825,000.00

The human body is a near perfect energy generator. Demand for energy harvesting innovation, along with technology advances in thin film thermoelectric generators and highly efficient DC/DC boost circuitry now place wearable thermoelectric power harvesting within reach. The objective of Perpetua`s Phase II proposal is to deliver an energy harvesting system for first responder applications powered by the human body. Building on Perpetua`s successful demonstration of wearable thermoelectric generators in Phase I, this proposal combines advances in wearable thermoelectric generators, power electronics, ultra low power transceivers, and physiological sensors integrated into a first responder jacket. In collaboration with emergency response personnel, Perpetua will field test the developed jackets. Building on several decades of experience with thermoelectric generators, system design and product integration, Perpetua will architect modular systems for wearable body energy harvesting. Perpetua`s creative approach with best-in-class technology overcomes the traditional obstacles that have prevented energy harvesting from the human body to produce adequate voltage and usable power. Wearable human body thermoelectric generators promise power solutions for autonomous self-powered sensors reducing the weight, size, and limited life of primary battery power. Long life and small dimensions are particularly important and advantageous for sensor systems for the first responder.