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News Release: Nine Small Businesses Awarded $10M to Advance Homeland Security Research Projects

News Release: Nine Small Businesses Awarded $10M to Advance Homeland Security Research Projects

Release Date: 
May 2, 2019

For Immediate Release:
S&T Public Affairs, 202-254-2385

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded $10 million across nine small businesses for ten Phase II contracts through the DHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

Each Phase II award contract received up to $1 million to develop a prototype based on the feasibility of the technologies demonstrated in their Phase I efforts, which were completed in November 2018.

“Small businesses performing under the DHS SBIR program continue to provide impactful technology solutions for homeland security and the general public,” said William N. Bryan, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology. “We look forward to seeing how these innovative small businesses advance their latest solutions.”

Phase II contracts were awarded under seven topic areas in the FY18 SBIR Solicitation issued in December 2017, with Phase II proposals submitted in November 2018.

  • H-SB018.1-001, Development of a Wearable Fentanyl Analog Sensor
    • Nano Terra, Inc (Cambridge, MA)
    • Vaporsens (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • H-SB018.1-002, Cell Phone Location Finder for Maritime and Remote Search and Rescue
    • Physical Optics Corporation (Torrance, CA)
  • H-SB018.1-003, Device to Detect Interference of Communications Systems
    • Intellisense Systems Inc. (Torrance, CA)
  • H-SB018.1-004, Deterministic Augmentation of RF Transmissions for PNT
    • Setter Research, Inc. (Greensboro, NC)
  • H-SB018.1-005, LMR-P25 and LTE Mission Critical Push to Talk Interface Service
    • Catalyst Communications Technologies Inc. (Forest, VA)
  • H-SB018.1-006, Improved Human Systems for Computed Tomography
    • IDSS Holdings Inc (Armonk, NY)
    • Next Century Corporation (Columbia, MD)
  • H-SB018.1-008, Automated & Scalable Analysis of Mobile & IoT Device Firmware
    • Kryptowire, LLC (Fairfax, VA)
    • Red Balloon Security, Inc. (New York, NY)

Initiated in 2004, the DHS S&T SBIR Program is a competitive contract awards program designed to increase the participation of innovative and creative U.S. small businesses in federal research and development initiatives and to increase private sector commercialization of SBIR-funded solutions.

To learn more about the DHS SBIR Program, visit the DHS SBIR Program Portal: https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov.

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