The Department of Homeland Security has released 11 topics for this fiscal year's wave of small business innovation research projects.
DHS said Thursday it released a pre-solicitation with nine topics from the department's Science and Technology Directorate and two others in support of the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office.
“The pre-solicitation allows small businesses to learn about partnering with DHS S&T to develop new ideas and technologies that can benefit homeland security end users,” said William Bryan, DHS acting undersecretary for S&T.
Interested parties may submit questions for the pre-solicitation through Dec. 17.
The 11 SBIR topics are:
- Development and Evaluation of Nucleic Acid-Based Assays to Accelerate Biohazard Detection (DHS201-011)
- Digital Paging over Public Television (DHS201-003)
- Enhanced Explosives and Illicit Drugs Detection by Targeted Interrogation of Surfaces (DHS201-007)
- Handheld Advanced Detection/Imaging Technology System (DHS201-006)
- In-building Coverage Analysis System (ICAS) Using Existing First Responder’s Radio and Smartphone (DHS201-005)
- Innovative Technologies for Next Generation of Sample Collection Media (DHS201-010)
- Machine Learning Module for Detection Technologies (DHS201-009)
- Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) Multimedia Content Analysis Engine Capability for the Emergency Communications Cyber Security Center (EC3) – (DHS201-001)
- Remote Sensor Data Protection and Anti-Spoofing – (DHS201-002)
- Soft Targets and Crowded Places Security (DHS201-004)
- Urban Canyon Detection Tracking and Identification of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (DHS201-008)