Developmental Testing & Evaluation (DT&E) Designations

Developmental Testing & Evaluation (DT&E) Designation provides protection during further testing or trial deployment of a technology to collect additional efficacy data necessary for a full Designation. DT&E Designation provides liability protections similar to a full Designation but with certain limitations and constraints and has a limited term for testing or evaluating the technology (presumptively not longer than 36 months). SAFETY Act liability protections associated with DT&E Designations will apply only to acts that occur during the period set forth in the particular DT&E Designation.


Smiths Detection, Inc.

Approved: November 04, 2009 | Expires: November 30, 2012

Smiths Detection, Inc., provides the Bio-Seeq® PLUS PCR Bio-Identifier. The Technology is a portable biological agent identification instrument used to screen suspicious powders for bacterial and viral biological warfare agents. The Technology uses LATE-PCR (Linear After The Exponential-Polymerase Chain Reaction) to replicate a specific genomic region from a target bacterial or viral agent and attaches a fluorophore to the newly replicated genetic material to allow for detection. The Technology can perform up to six distinct assays simultaneously. Included in the Technology are single-use assay cartridges for performing assays as well as operator training, training materials, maintenance services, technical documents and manuals, and a warranty.

Takasyu Co. Ltd.:Manhole Cover Security System

Approved: July 30, 2009 | Expires: August 31, 2012

Takasyu Co. Ltd. provides Manhole Cover Security System. The Technology is intended to prevent unauthorized access to underground critical infrastructure by securing manholes. The manhole cover is intended to be lifted using a hydraulic jack and opening tool. A single, authorized person can rapidly (in approximately five – nine minutes) lift the manhole cover.

Sonic Works, Inc.: Inspector Bee

Approved: February 03, 2009 | Expires: March 31, 2012

Sonic Works, Inc. provides Inspector Bee. The Technology is sonar based remotely operated vehicle designed to detect the presence of underwater explosives placed along the hull of a ship. It is also capable of making high resolution 3-D images of ships and covering a one hundred percent of a target area due to it fine controls.

Sonic Works, Inc.: HarborWatchTM Underwater Securiry System

Approved: January 27, 2009 | Expires: February 29, 2012

Sonic Works, Inc. provides HarborWatchTM Underwater Security System. The Technology is a sonar based device that makes use of an array of acoustic transceivers. It is designed to act as a security system that provides near real-time-zoned detection, tracking, classification, and alerts of underwater and surface intrusion in a defined volume. The Technology also includes an operator visualization system, installation, periodic maintenance, and user training.

L-3 CyTerra: OptEXTM Explosive Trace Detection System and Services

Approved: January 06, 2009 | Expires: February 29, 2012

L-3 CyTerra provides the OptEXTM Explosive Trace Detection System and Services. The Techlogy is a desktop explosives detection system. It is designed through use of a desktop unit, a wand, and a sample wipe to detect explosive related substances on objects down to nanogram levels. Maintenance, customer service, attendant services, quality control services, training services, manuals, checklists, and all relevant documents are also included as part of the Technology.

ISOVAC Products LLC.: CAPSULS™ portable Patient Isolation Unit

Approved: December 18, 2008 | Expires: January 31, 2012

ISOVAC Products LLC provides the CAPSULS™ portable Patient Isolation Unit (the “Technology”). The Technology is a portable Patient Isolation Unit (PIU), which prevents particulate (biological and radiological) cross-contamination between the patient and the external environment; and with features that enable medical intervention to the patient via end-user-supplied medical equipment. The Technology also includes user’s manual.

Core Engineered Solutions, Inc.: ConVault Aboveground Storage Tank

Approved: December 18, 2008 | Expires: January 31, 2012

Core Engineered Solutions, Inc., provides the ConVault Aboveground Storage Tank. The Technology is an aboveground fuel storage tank used to store petroleum products and comprises an inner steel tank encased in a reinforced monolithic concrete enclosure. The Technology is designed to withstand the impact of a vehicle or ammunition in accordance with the Underwriters Laboratories 2085 Standard and carries the Underwriters Laboratories Listing Mark. Additionally, the Technology is designed to withstand the effects of blast pressures typical of a man-portable improvised explosive device detonated at a standoff distance of 5 feet or a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated at a standoff distance of 20 feet. The Technology includes a warranty; inspection and maintenance performed by the user in accordance with Seller recommendations; and associated technical documents.

Elemental Innovation, Inc.: HALO Maritime Security Barrier System

Approved: December 03, 2008 | Expires: January 31, 2012

Elemental Innovation, Inc., d/b/a HALO Maritime Defense Systems provides the HALO Barrier System. The Technology is a waterborne barrier system that prevents access to maritime assets by small surface vessels. The Technology also includes inspections of component parts after delivery by the manufacturer(s) and before it completes assembly, as well as after assembly.

Priva Technologies, Inc.: Priva Security System

Approved: July 08, 2008 | Expires: July 31, 2011

Priva Technologies, Inc. provides the Priva Security System. The Technology is a biometric-based system designed to secure access to sensitive areas. It includes several components: the ClearedChip, ClearedKey, ClearedBadge, ClearedReader, and ClearedHost. The Technology includes the installation of the stand-alone technology or the integration of the Technology as part of an existing system. User training, system maintenance, warranties, and other relevant documentation are also included.

SPACEHAB, Inc. :Miniature Mass Spectrometer (MMS)

Approved: April 10, 2008 | Expires: May 31, 2011

SPACEHAB, Inc. provides the Miniature Mass Spectrometer (MMS). The Technology is a trace chemical detector designed to detect residues and vapors from explosives, chemical warfare agents, and toxic industrial chemicals. This can be done either through the sampling of ambient air or the use of swabs. The Technology also includes proprietary software used for chemical identification.