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Research Area
  • Securing Aviation
  • Protecting from Terrorist Attacks
  • Securing Borders
  • Securing Cyberspace
  • Preventing Terrorism
  • Managing Incidents
  • Securing Critical Infrastructure
Priority R&D Need
  • High-Throughput Cargo Screening
  • Cost-effective Electronic Imaging for Bulk Air Cargo
  • Passenger Identification and Vetting
  • Rapid Detection and Alarming of Explosives
  • Distinguishing Threats from Non-threats on Passengers
  • Efficient and Accurate Detection of Complex Threat Concealment on Passengers and Carried Property
  • Personal Protective Equipment for all CBRNE Hazards
  • Modeling and Predictive Analytics for Decision Making
  • Disease and Biological Threat Detection, Identification, and Classification in Field Operational Environments
  • Biological Attack Verification
  • Cross-border Tunnel Detection, Surveillance, and Forensics
  • Infrastructure Tunnel Surveillance
  • Integrated and Improved Sensors, Systems, and Data
  • Actionable Intelligence Gathering and Sharing
  • Dark Aircraft and Vessel Detection, Tracking, and Interdiction
  • Expedited People Screening
  • Maritime Surveillance and Communications in Remote Environments
  • Distributed Cloud-based Communications and Monitoring - Associated/Related Efforts
  • Human Aspects of Cybersecurity-Associated/Related Efforts
  • Network and Systems Security-Associated/Related Efforts
  • Mobile Security-Associated/Related Efforts
  • Critical Infrastructure - Associated/Related Efforts
  • Software Assurance - Associated/Related Efforts
  • Cyber Security Outreach - Associated/Related Efforts
  • Cybersecurity for Law Enforcement-Associated/Related Efforts
  • Cyber Enabled Networked Physical Systems Security
  • Organic Explosive Compound and Homemade Explosives Detection
  • Improvised Explosive Device-related Anomaly Detection
  • Automated Machine Learning
  • Prevention
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Situational Awareness
  • Communications
  • Command, Control, Communications
  • Training and Exercises
  • Responder Health, Safety, Performance
  • Logistics and Resource Management
  • Casualty Management
  • Risk Assessment and Planning
  • Intelligence and Investigation
  • Dependency and Interdependency Analysis
  • Risk-Informed Prioritization
Topic Keywords
  • Agricultural Pathogen
  • Algorithms
  • All-Hazard
  • Analysis
  • Big Data
  • Biometrics
  • Border Protection
  • Canine
  • Cargo
  • Checked Baggage
  • Child Exploitation
  • Classify
  • Communications
  • Contraband
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Cyber
  • Data
  • Data Analytics
  • Denial of Service
  • Detection
  • Diagnostics
  • Disaster
  • Explosives
  • Flood
  • Forensics
  • Human Trafficking
  • Identity
  • Incident Management
  • Infrastructure
  • Interdiction
  • Internet
  • Internet of Things
  • LMR
  • LTE
  • Locate
  • Managing Incidents
  • Mission Critical Voice
  • Mitigation
  • Mobile
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Narcotics
  • Network
  • Opioids
  • P25
  • Physical Security
  • Policy
  • Position Navigation & Timing
  • Preventing Terrorism
  • Prevention
  • Privacy
  • Protection-Terrorist Attacks
  • Recognition
  • Resilience
  • Risk
  • Screening
  • Securing Aviation
  • Securing Borders
  • Securing Cyber
  • Security
  • Sensor
  • Situational Awareness
  • Social Media
  • Software
  • Terrorism
  • Test & Evaluation
  • Track
  • Training
  • UAS
  • Vaccine
  • Video
  • Virus
LRBAA TOPIC SEARCH RESULTS
Research Area:   Securing Aviation (SEC AVN)
Priority R&D Need:  Cost-effective Electronic Imaging for Bulk Air Cargo
Topic Number:  SEC AVN 02-01
Topic Title:  Detect Explosives and Contraband in Air Cargo- Detect explosives and other contraband in Cargo skids and pallets
Solicitation:  ( DHSST-LRBAA 18-01 : Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA) 18-01 )
Topic Description: 
Air cargo screening is challenging because of the diversity in the commerce transported and the complexity of the supply chain. Some air cargo is transported on dedicated cargo aircraft, but a significant amount is transported on passenger aircraft. Cargo diversity presents screening challenges because systems must be capable of screening a variety of items from organic material such as flowers, fresh or frozen meats, to metal parts or metal drums containing liquids. Sk ... more
Air cargo screening is challenging because of the diversity in the commerce transported and the complexity of the supply chain. Some air cargo is transported on dedicated cargo aircraft, but a significant amount is transported on passenger aircraft. Cargo diversity presents screening challenges because systems must be capable of screening a variety of items from organic material such as flowers, fresh or frozen meats, to metal parts or metal drums containing liquids. Skids of cargo may be homogeneous, or could contain tens of small parcels or boxes from multiple vendors. Cargo screening is performed by private companies, so cost effective solutions are essential and software tools to assist the system operators to better detect anomalies in the cargo are important. Submitters must provide their development plan to produce mature systems which can scan full-size air cargo skids (48" x 48" x 65") at operational speed (at least 24 skids per hour), and ultimately cost under $500,000 as production units once development is completed. Proposed scanners must be able to cope with the wide varieties of air cargo, as described above. Standards for screening air cargo require updating and additional definition based on the diversity or types of air cargo. Submitters must provide a plan to develop appropriate test standards for testing cargo screening equipment. less
Topic Research Type:  Type II, Type III
End Objective:

Develop low cost screening systems that can detect explosives and other contraband in air cargo skids and pallets.

TRL Sought:  3-4
TRL at Conclusion:  6-7
Background Information and S&T Challenges:

Non-availability of a low cost 3D skid scanning systems; Increasing volume of goods due to e-commerce that necessitate faster screening without losing detection ability; Poor environmental factors for location of screening equipment; and Extended operational hours, need for high MTBF and low MTTR factors

Transition Opportunities:

Air cargo screening solutions must complete Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) at Government facilities. Systems that pass TSA tests will be added to their Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL). Private Air Cargo screening companies are only allowed to use systems on the ACSTL.

Research Area:   Securing Aviation (SEC AVN)
Priority R&D Need:  Cost-effective Electronic Imaging for Bulk Air Cargo
Topic Number:  SEC AVN 02-02
Topic Title:  Detect Explosives and Contraband in Air Cargo- High Penetration Screening Capability for Dense (consolidated) Air Cargo Skids
Solicitation:  ( DHSST-LRBAA 18-01 : Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA) 18-01 )
Topic Description: 
Air cargo screening is challenging because of the diversity in the commerce transported and the complexity of the supply chain. Some air cargo is transported on both dedicated cargo aircraft, but a significant amount is also transported on passenger aircraft. Cargo diversity presents screening challenges because systems must be capable of screening a variety of items from organic material such as flowers, fresh or frozen meats, to metal parts or metal drums of liquids. S ... more
Air cargo screening is challenging because of the diversity in the commerce transported and the complexity of the supply chain. Some air cargo is transported on both dedicated cargo aircraft, but a significant amount is also transported on passenger aircraft. Cargo diversity presents screening challenges because systems must be capable of screening a variety of items from organic material such as flowers, fresh or frozen meats, to metal parts or metal drums of liquids. Skids of cargo may be homogeneous, or could contain tens of small parcels or boxes from multiple vendors. Cargo screening is performed by private companies, so cost effective solutions are essential and software tools to assist the system operators to better detect anomalies in the cargo are important. Submitters must provide their development plan to produce systems which can scan full-size air cargo skids (48" x 48" x 65") at speeds exceeding 24 skids per hour and which will provide imaging of dense cargo. Proposed scanners must be able to cope with the wide varieties of air cargo as described above. Proposals for automated explosive threat recognition algorithms to be hosted on these cargo skid scanners are also invited. less
Topic Research Type:  Type II, Type III
End Objective:

Air cargo skid screening solutions which are less than $500,000.00 (US) in production quantities.

TRL Sought:  3-4
TRL at Conclusion:  6-7
Background Information and S&T Challenges:

Non-availability of a low cost 3D skid scanning systems; Increasing volume of goods due to e-commerce that necessitate faster screening without losing detection ability; Poor environmental factors for location of screening equipment; Extended operational hours, need for high MTBF and low MTTR factors

Transition Opportunities:

Air cargo screening solutions must complete Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) at Government facilities. Systems that pass TSA tests will be added to their Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL). Private Air Cargo screening companies are only allowed to use systems on the ACSTL..

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Securing Aviation
Solicitation Dates Open Date: 06/04/2018 06/03/2023 11:59 PM EDT Close Date: 06/03/2023 11:59 PM EDT See Notice on FedBizOpps
Research Area:   Securing Aviation (SEC AVN)
Priority R&D Need:  Cost-effective Electronic Imaging for Bulk Air Cargo
Topic Number:  SEC AVN 02-03
Topic Title:  Detect Explosives and Contraband in Air Cargo- Algorithms and Detection Systems
Solicitation:  ( DHSST-LRBAA 18-01 : Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA) 18-01 )
Topic Description: 
Air cargo screening is challenging because of the diversity in the commerce transported and the complexity of the supply chain. Some air cargo is transported on both dedicated cargo aircraft, but a significant amount is also transported on passenger aircraft. Cargo diversity presents screening challenges because systems must be capable of screening a variety of items from organic material such as flowers, fresh or frozen meats, to metal parts or metal drums of liquids. S ... more
Air cargo screening is challenging because of the diversity in the commerce transported and the complexity of the supply chain. Some air cargo is transported on both dedicated cargo aircraft, but a significant amount is also transported on passenger aircraft. Cargo diversity presents screening challenges because systems must be capable of screening a variety of items from organic material such as flowers, fresh or frozen meats, to metal parts or metal drums of liquids. Skids of cargo may be homogeneous, or could contain tens of small parcels or boxes from multiple vendors. Cargo screening is performed by private companies, so cost effective solutions are essential and software tools to assist the system operators to better detect anomalies in the cargo are important. Submitters must provide their development plan to produce systems which can scan full-size air cargo skids (48" x 48" x 65") at speeds exceeding 24 skids per hour and which will provide imaging of dense cargo. In addition to explosives, there is a growing interest in detecting contraband such as opioids which may be hidden in air cargo. The government is interested in developing dual-use systems which may detect both explosives and illicit cargo. Proposals for automated explosive threat recognition algorithms to be hosted on these cargo skid scanners are also invited. less
Topic Research Type:  Type II, Type III
End Objective:

High penetration screening capability for dense (consolidated) air cargo skids.

TRL Sought:  3-4
TRL at Conclusion:  6-7
Background Information and S&T Challenges:

Non-availability of a low cost 3D skid scanning systems; Increasing volume of goods due to e-commerce that necessitate faster screening without losing detection ability; Poor environmental factors for location of screening equipment; Extended operational hours, need for high MTBF and low MTTR factors>

Transition Opportunities:

Air cargo screening solutions must complete Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) at Government facilities. Systems that pass TSA tests will be added to their Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL). Private Air Cargo screening companies are only allowed to use systems on the ACSTL.

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Securing Aviation
Solicitation Dates Open Date: 06/04/2018 06/03/2023 11:59 PM EDT Close Date: 06/03/2023 11:59 PM EDT See Notice on FedBizOpps
Research Area:   Securing Aviation (SEC AVN)
Priority R&D Need:  Passenger Identification and Vetting
Topic Number:  SEC AVN 03-01
Topic Title:  Screening at Speed- Passenger Screening Technologies
Solicitation:  ( DHSST-LRBAA 18-01 : Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA) 18-01 )
Topic Description: 

The Apex Screening at Speed Program is pursuing transformative R&D activities that support a future vision for increasing security effectiveness while dramatically reducing wait times and improving the passenger experience. These future capabilities will be interconnected through non-proprietary interfaces in a system of systems that is more secure, efficient, flexible, and adaptable than currently deployed sensors.

S&T seeks hardware and software technologies ... more

The Apex Screening at Speed Program is pursuing transformative R&D activities that support a future vision for increasing security effectiveness while dramatically reducing wait times and improving the passenger experience. These future capabilities will be interconnected through non-proprietary interfaces in a system of systems that is more secure, efficient, flexible, and adaptable than currently deployed sensors.

S&T seeks hardware and software technologies that assist in screening three hundred or more passengers per hour with minimal need for divestiture of headwear, footwear or personal items. Technologies shall contribute to a system of systems that provides detection at TSA's highest security detection standards. Technologies would ideally be capable of adapting or upgrading quickly to respond to emerging threats. Of highest interest are technologies that contribute to a system of systems that can adapt dynamically to TSA-provided individual risk assessments. Technologies shall be networkable and support cybersecurity best practices.

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Topic Research Type:  Type II, Type III
End Objective:

The checkpoint of the future seeks to improve the passenger experience while enhancing detection capabilities. While the primary focus of the portfolio is on aviation security, technologies that also apply to other checkpoint scenarios (other modes of transportation, special events, etc.) are of interest as well. S&T understands that 'silver bullet' technologies that solve all possible threat scenarios are unlikely, and welcomes unique research materials regarding new capabilities that address specific threats within a broader system-of-systems security architecture.

TRL Sought:  4-7
TRL at Conclusion:  7-8
Transition Customer or Program:

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Background Information and S&T Challenges:

S&T is especially interested in technology that minimizes the Government's lifecycle costs and facilitates integration in a modular fashion. As such, S&T may prioritize the development of technology that better leverages open architectures, interfaces, and standards, or has additional utility in other markets that drive more favorable economies of scale. Technology that can readily adapt to multiple concepts of operations (e.g., to different threat environments, requirements for throughput, passenger risk assessments, etc.) is of special interest.

Transition Opportunities:

Systems that meet or exceed TSA's demanding security standards for aviation may be acquired through TSA's Passenger Screening Program. These systems may also be candidates for venues such as critical buildings, stadiums, and other modes of transportation. Additionally, TSA-qualified screening systems may adapt with minimal modification to aviation security needs in other nations.

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Securing Aviation
Solicitation Dates Open Date: 06/04/2018 06/03/2023 11:59 PM EDT Close Date: 06/03/2023 11:59 PM EDT See Notice on FedBizOpps
Research Area:   Securing Aviation (SEC AVN)
Priority R&D Need:  Rapid Detection and Alarming of Explosives
Topic Number:  SEC AVN 04-01
Topic Title:  Detection Canines- Canine Structure and Function
Solicitation:  ( DHSST-LRBAA 18-01 : Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA) 18-01 )
Topic Description: 
Canine R&D Structure and Function, part of the program focusing on the more basic understanding of canine behavior, genetics, olfaction and cognition of this detector to improve operational efficiencies and training methods.
Canine R&D Structure and Function, part of the program focusing on the more basic understanding of canine behavior, genetics, olfaction and cognition of this detector to improve operational efficiencies and training methods. less
Topic Research Type:  Type I
End Objective:

Tools, techniques, and knowledge to better understand, train, and utilize the detection canine, and improve proficiency of the DHS/Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) detection canine teams.

TRL Sought:  4-6
TRL at Conclusion:  7
Background Information and S&T Challenges:

Detection Canine Technologies: Development of non-hazardous emerging threat and conventional explosive training aids with a specific focus on pure odor materials, not pseudo scents. Detection focus not limited to explosive threats but to include all detection canine threat vectors including narcotics, human detection, cadaver detection, infectious disease detection, and currency, for example. Operational efficacy, safety and cost are major metrics of success. Technologies and methodologies that advance detection canine performance in controlled and operational environments representative of the Homeland Security Enterprise at the federal, state and local level and facilitate scientifically significant data capture through independent operational test and evaluation. Specific focus on studies and training protocols that facilitate the reduction in the number of trained odors required for comprehensive canine detection proficiency. Canine R&D to support better understanding of the canine structure and function to include canine behavior, genetics, olfaction and cognition of the detector to improve operational efficiencies and training methods.

S&T goals are to provide our customer base - TSA and the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) - with the tools, techniques, and knowledge to better understand, train, and utilize the detection canine, and improve proficiency of the DHS/HSE detection canine teams. Provide an enduring research and development capability to the Homeland Security Enterprise with a unique focal point and knowledge base for detection canines by establishing a scientifically rigorous, statistically significant approach for the detection canine community that is currently absent in the industry.

Transition Opportunities:

The potential exists for licensing and commercialization of non-hazardous canine training aids that may serve the over 16,000 detection canine teams nationwide across all threat disciplines. Knowledge products and methodologies have been successful in receiving patents and facilitated various levels of commercialized products.

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Securing Aviation
Solicitation Dates Open Date: 06/04/2018 06/03/2023 11:59 PM EDT Close Date: 06/03/2023 11:59 PM EDT See Notice on FedBizOpps
Research Area:   Securing Aviation (SEC AVN)
Priority R&D Need:  Rapid Detection and Alarming of Explosives
Topic Number:  SEC AVN 04-02
Topic Title:  Detection Canines- Development and Testing of Canine Training Aids
Solicitation:  ( DHSST-LRBAA 18-01 : Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA) 18-01 )
Topic Description: 
Development and Testing of Canine Training Aids, specifically targeting the creation of low cost, non-hazardous emerging threat and conventional explosive training aids, with state-of-the-art laboratory technology for odor validation to the level of canine detection. The program is also interested in odor generalization analysis studies to reduce requisite numbers of trained odors.
Development and Testing of Canine Training Aids, specifically targeting the creation of low cost, non-hazardous emerging threat and conventional explosive training aids, with state-of-the-art laboratory technology for odor validation to the level of canine detection. The program is also interested in odor generalization analysis studies to reduce requisite numbers of trained odors. less
Topic Research Type:  Type II
End Objective:

Tools, techniques, and knowledge to better understand, train, and utilize the detection canine, and improve proficiency of the DHS/Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) detection canine teams.

TRL Sought:  4-6
TRL at Conclusion:  7
Background Information and S&T Challenges:

Detection Canine Technologies: Development of non-hazardous emerging threat and conventional explosive training aids with a specific focus on pure odor materials, not pseudo scents. Detection focus not limited to explosive threats but to include all detection canine threat vectors including narcotics, human detection, cadaver detection, infectious disease detection, and currency, for example. Operational efficacy, safety and cost are major metrics of success. Technologies and methodologies that advance detection canine performance in controlled and operational environments representative of the Homeland Security Enterprise at the federal, state and local level and facilitate scientifically significant data capture through independent operational test and evaluation. Specific focus on studies and training protocols that facilitate the reduction in the number of trained odors required for comprehensive canine detection proficiency. Canine R&D to support better understanding of the canine structure and function to include canine behavior, genetics, olfaction and cognition of the detector to improve operational efficiencies and training methods.

S&T goals are to provide our customer base - TSA and the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) - with the tools, techniques, and knowledge to better understand, train, and utilize the detection canine, and improve proficiency of the DHS/HSE detection canine teams. Provide an enduring research and development capability to the Homeland Security Enterprise with a unique focal point and knowledge base for detection canines by establishing a scientifically rigorous, statistically significant approach for the detection canine community that is currently absent in the industry.

Transition Opportunities:

The potential exists for licensing and commercialization of non-hazardous canine training aids that may serve the over 16,000 detection canine teams nationwide across all threat disciplines. Knowledge products and methodologies have been successful in receiving patents and facilitated various levels of commercialized products.

Supporting Information and Links:
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Securing Aviation
Solicitation Dates Open Date: 06/04/2018 06/03/2023 11:59 PM EDT Close Date: 06/03/2023 11:59 PM EDT See Notice on FedBizOpps
Research Area:   Securing Aviation (SEC AVN)
Priority R&D Need:  Rapid Detection and Alarming of Explosives
Topic Number:  SEC AVN 04-03
Topic Title:  Detection Canines- Canine Test and Evaluation
Solicitation:  ( DHSST-LRBAA 18-01 : Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA) 18-01 )
Topic Description: 
Development and Testing of Canine Training Aids, specifically targeting the creation of low cost, non-hazardous emerging threat and conventional explosive training aids, with state-of-the-art laboratory technology for odor validation to the level of canine detection. The Program is also interested in odor generalization analysis studies to reduce requisite numbers of trained odors.
Development and Testing of Canine Training Aids, specifically targeting the creation of low cost, non-hazardous emerging threat and conventional explosive training aids, with state-of-the-art laboratory technology for odor validation to the level of canine detection. The Program is also interested in odor generalization analysis studies to reduce requisite numbers of trained odors. less
Topic Research Type:  Type III
End Objective:

Tools, techniques, and knowledge to better understand, train, and utilize the detection canine, and improve proficiency of the DHS/Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) detection canine teams.

TRL Sought:  7-8
TRL at Conclusion:  8
Background Information and S&T Challenges:

Detection Canine Technologies: Development of non-hazardous emerging threat and conventional explosive training aids with a specific focus on pure odor materials, not pseudo scents. Detection focus not limited to explosive threats but to include all detection canine threat vectors including narcotics, human detection, cadaver detection, infectious disease detection, and currency, for example. Operational efficacy, safety and cost are major metrics of success. Technologies and methodologies that advance detection canine performance in controlled and operational environments representative of the Homeland Security Enterprise at the federal, state and local level and facilitate scientifically significant data capture through independent operational test and evaluation. Specific focus on studies and training protocols that facilitate the reduction in the number of trained odors required for comprehensive canine detection proficiency. Canine R&D to support better understanding of the canine structure and function to include canine behavior, genetics, olfaction and cognition of the detector to improve operational efficiencies and training methods.

S&T goals are to provide our customer base - TSA and the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) - with the tools, techniques, and knowledge to better understand, train, and utilize the detection canine, and improve proficiency of the DHS/HSE detection canine teams. Provide an enduring research and development capability to the Homeland Security Enterprise with a unique focal point and knowledge base for detection canines by establishing a scientifically rigorous, statistically significant approach for the detection canine community that is currently absent in the industry.

Transition Opportunities:

The potential exists for licensing and commercialization of non-hazardous canine training aids that may serve the over 16,000 detection canine teams nationwide across all threat disciplines. Knowledge products and methodologies have been successful in receiving patents and facilitated various levels of commercialized products.

Supporting Information and Links:
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Securing Aviation
Solicitation Dates Open Date: 06/04/2018 06/03/2023 11:59 PM EDT Close Date: 06/03/2023 11:59 PM EDT See Notice on FedBizOpps
Research Area:   Securing Aviation (SEC AVN)
Priority R&D Need:  Rapid Detection and Alarming of Explosives
Topic Number:  SEC AVN 04-04
Topic Title:  Explosive Detection in Checked Baggage- Advanced Algorithms and System Integration
Solicitation:  ( DHSST-LRBAA 18-01 : Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA) 18-01 )
Topic Description: 
Development and maturation of threat detection and false alarm reduction algorithms, for explosives, their precursors, and/or other prohibited items; the integration of these algorithms into operational or prototype systems; and demonstration of these algorithms in real time operation. The algorithms should be deployable to improve performance of existing or future EDS systems.
Development and maturation of threat detection and false alarm reduction algorithms, for explosives, their precursors, and/or other prohibited items; the integration of these algorithms into operational or prototype systems; and demonstration of these algorithms in real time operation. The algorithms should be deployable to improve performance of existing or future EDS systems. less
Topic Research Type:  Type I, Type II
End Objective:

The Checked Baggage Program seeks to improve detection capabilities of currently deployed EDS systems as well as create novel approaches to solve explosive detection. While the primary focus of the portfolio is on aviation security, technologies that also apply to other checked baggage scenarios (check point scenarios, other modes of transportation, special events, etc.) are of interest as well. S&T understands that 'silver bullet' technologies that solve all possible threat scenarios are unlikely, and welcomes unique research materials regarding new capabilities that address specific threats within a broader system-of-systems security architecture.

TRL Sought:  3-4
TRL at Conclusion:  6-7
Background Information and S&T Challenges:

S&T is especially interested in technology that minimizes the Government's lifecycle costs and facilitates integration in a modular fashion. As such, S&T may prioritize the development of technology that better leverages open architectures, interfaces, and standards, or has additional utility in other markets that drive more favorable economies of scale. In particular, reductions in false alarm rate are a huge opportunity for operational cost savings. Technology that can readily adapt to multiple concepts of operations (to different threat environments, requirements for throughput, passenger risk assessments, etc.) is of special interest.

Transition Opportunities:

Successfully developed algorithms and software that meet or exceed TSA's demanding security standards for aviation may be candidates for usage at over 5,000 airports, scanning over 1.3 million pieces of checked luggage daily, across the country. As even small improvements in false alarm rates can save TSA millions of dollars annually, transition of successful developments is well-motivated. Transition would be to TSA's Office of Requirements and Capabilities Analysis (ORCA) or other appropriate office. Additionally, TSA-qualified screening systems may adapt with minimal modification to aviation security needs in other nations. Screening solutions must complete Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) at Government facilities.

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Securing Aviation
Solicitation Dates Open Date: 06/04/2018 06/03/2023 11:59 PM EDT Close Date: 06/03/2023 11:59 PM EDT See Notice on FedBizOpps