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Thursday, April 16, 2009; 11:45 PM

Tripline Personnel Sensor

Artis, LLC, 1005 Hillwood Avenue, Falls Church, VA, 22042

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Amount Requested: $1,000,000

A priority for the Department of Defense is the development of stronger intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tools in combat theater. Currently the military does not have a long duration unattended ground sensor (UGS) system that can accurately classify and identify humans. The tripline personnel sensor operates by monitoring a vertical line in its field of view. Once an object crosses this line, the sensor calculates a low power algorithm that classifies the object and communicates back wirelessly to a command center. The sensor can correctly classify targets to a range of 150 meters, far beyond other low-power, personnel sensors, and funding will support development to ranges out to 300 meters, filling a critical gap in the military's intelligence capability.

Radio Inter-Operability System

SyTech Corporation, 6121 Lincolnia Road, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22312

Amount Requested: $2,000,000

The radio inter-operability system (RIOS) contains an advanced "smart" switch capability that quickly allows different agencies with different communications frequencies and devices to talk to one another quickly and securely. This advanced switch allows IP based communication between dissimilar radios and phone systems. RIOS is currently used in the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC). The funding will deploy RIOS with state National Guard units to provide cost effective, seamless communication between military and civilian first responders during any major military or terrorist incident, accident or event.

Paragon Frequency Extension

Argon ST, 12701 Fairlakes Circle, Suite 800, Fairfax, VA 22033

Amount Requested: $3,000,000

Paragon is a United States Navy tactical intelligence capability designed to integrate with a ship's ability to detect, collect, and process a variety of signal information. This frequency extension will allow for a greater frequency range, and therefore detection, of both electronic intelligence and communications intelligence from hostile, high threat and adversary platforms at sea. This funding will benefit the taxpayer by significantly improving the Navy's intelligence picture and its protection and attack capabilities.


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