CCAT Awards Grants To New Security Technologies

Wednesday, October 12, 2005
The Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology (CCAT) in San Diego, Calif. announced that the Center has awarded business development grants and business support awards to three companies and one university that have developed technologies for use in military, security and commercial operations. Dr. William Tong, Distinguished Professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry at San Diego State University, was granted a $75,000 product development award, a market study and commercialization planning assistance for his methodology using laser wave mixing as a detector that can identify trace explosives and/or elements in dirty bombs. The technology offers a sensitivity level that has never been available in a portable unit. A $75,000 product development grant, a market study and commercialization planning assistance was also awarded to Daylight Solutions of Poway, California. Daylight Solutions is in the process of creating high performance, portable molecular detection and imaging systems used for identification of explosives, harmful gasses and illegal drugs. The system utilizes tunable lasers with specialized lenses and can be discretely deployed in a variety of environments, providing early warning to otherwise undetectable threats. Armadar LLC of Hoboken, New Jersey was awarded a $75,000 product development award for its TW-LODAR technology. The palm-sized TW-LODAR system transmits low power radio-frequency signals for through-the-wall motion detection of humans and other large living organisms concealed by non-metal structures or barriers. Intended for use in military, police and search-and-rescue operations, the TW-LODAR system emits a silent readout upon detection of movement, including cardio-vascular and respiratory functions. A San Francisco company, Acceleron Technologies LLC, was also granted a product development award, a market study, intellectual property protection service, and commercialization planning assistance for its G-Trax™ technology. Acceleron’s proprietary G-Trax system utilizes Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) to piggyback on a Global Positioning System (GPS) processor to significantly improve positioning and location tracking accuracy, particularly when the GPS system becomes unavailable. The G-Trax is small enough to be worn on the shoe of a First Responder and can be used for locating and tracking personnel, providing critical information in the event individuals become trapped or are unable to respond. Funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), the CCAT program identifies, evaluates, funds and fast-tracks the development of technologies for use by the DoD, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the private sector.

People & Company News

MN100: R.W. Fernstrum & Company

The Company: R.W. Fernstrum & Company set the standard in marine heat exchangers over 65 years ago, building a reputation focused on innovation. Today, its commitment is to continual improvement,

MN100: McDonough Marine Service

The Company: Bernard P. McDonough created the company in 1945 by leasing barges from his construction company into the marketplace. Through a series of new and used barge additions,

MN100: MarineCFO

The Company: Founded in 1992, UA Business Solutions was a pioneer in the field of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and an early Microsoft Partner. The ERP evolution

Maritime Security

Iran Defends Encounter with US Warship

Iran's defence minister said on Thursday four of his country's vessels accused of harassing a U.S. warship were only doing their job, and Tehran would contront

Restricted Area around Submarine Wreck in North Sea Reduced

The Danish Maritime Authority has changed the size of the area of prohibition that was established on 17 August in the North Sea off the coast at Esbjerg in connection

Philippines: Sea Dispute Won't Shift Ties with China, U.S.

The Philippines' territorial dispute with China over the South China Sea has not caused Manila to rebalance diplomatic ties with either its ally, the United States,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0732 sec (14 req/sec)