ITMIS – SBIR Phase I
Spectral Labs awarded a DOD SBIR Phase I for the “IED Threat Mapping Information System (ITMIS) Network”.
The overarching ITMIS program objective is to integrate and fuse existing off the shelf sensors, communications and processing hardware with algorithms that enable mapping IED threats so as to reduce danger to bomb technicians and to minimize the peril of the general public as the IED threat spreads, perhaps even to our Homeland. To meet this challenge the path taken during Phase I will be to focus on laboratory demonstration of a Proof of Concept system that will show scalability as well as the ability to detect simulated threats, and also to suppress alarms for simulated benign data that could be interpreted as a threat.
NICS – SBIR Phase I
SLI awarded a DHS SBIR Phase I award and starting work on the “Non-Intrusive Checkpoint Screening Wand (NICS)”.
The ultimate Multi-Function Wand (MFW) Program Technical Objective is to successfully design and fabricate a mature Non-Intrusive Checkpoint (NIC) Wand prototype that exploits modern signal processing algorithms to fuse the electromagnetic, ultrasonic and metal sensors planned. This prototype will be suitable for independent evaluation at the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) or an equivalent US Government test lab at the end of a potential Phase II program.
BMMS – STTR Phase I
Spectral Labs Incorporated was awarded a DOD Phase I SBIR for research and development of a battery safety system to be used for Lithium Ion batteries.
Although many off-the-shelf and semi-custom Battery Management Systems (BMS) are available, the Navy recognizes with this STTR Topic, and recent history illustrates, that a safety system with the required reliability and performance for mission critical applications has not been demonstrated. This proposal will detail the Spectral Labs Incorporated (SLI) and University of California, Davis (UCD) team’s proposed method for significantly improving Li-ion Battery Monitoring to detect the onset of cell degradation that could lead to catastrophic failure of a battery pack and providing a means to prevent such an event. It involves an innovative sensor architecture and associated diagnostic analysis algorithms based on detailed tracking of the behavior of Li-ion cells throughout their charge and discharge use cycles.
NG-IDIS – SBIR Phase I
Spectral Labs has kicked off an SBIR Phase I DHS program today Topic H-SB09.2-005, “Novel Diagnostic Imaging System” for C-IED. The six month program has been titled the “Next Generation IED Diagnostic Imaging System (NG-IDIS)”.
The overarching program objective is to find a technology or technologies that can be realized in a Portable IED Imaging System that 1) reduces the bomb technician’s Time on Target, 2) minimizes proximity to the target, and 3) can support all downrange operations in one trip. As there currently exists a specific need for improved diagnostics for Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIEDs), the system must additionally be able provide capabilities not currently available to the bomb technician, such as:
– determine if a vehicle is empty
– if it is not empty determine where the load(s) are within the vehicle
– provide additional information about the nature of the load(s) to support response decision making