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.


Bruker Daltonics NBC Detection Corp.: ARFCAM

Approved: March 28, 2008 | Expires: April 30, 2011

Bruker Daltonics NBC Detection Corp. provides the ARFCAM. The Technology is a fixed, wall-mounted sensor which uses ion mobility spectrometry and electro chemical sensors to detect and identify chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs). The Technology includes proprietary software which uses and updatable chemical agent library.

Canberra Albuquerque, Inc. :HS3 Multi-Sensor Integration Platform

Approved: March 12, 2008 | Expires: March 31, 2010

Canberra Albuquerque, Inc. provides the HS3 Multi-Sensor Integration Platform. The Technology is an integration platform capable of accepting a variety of sensor inputs, including visual assessment and active seals.

Lenel Systems International, Inc.: IdentityDefender

Approved: February 29, 2008 | Expires: March 31, 2011

Lenel Systems International, Inc. provides the IdentityDefender. The Technology is a software package that facilitates the issuance of identity credentials to accepted personal. It is done in a secure manner and makes use of a modular design. The Technology consists of four components: IdentityDirector, IdentityCollector, IdentityProducer, and IdentityActivator. The Technology also includes step-by-step wizards, secure integration with external databases, and renewal of full support for the shared services model.

Berry Plastics Holding Corporation: Explosion Blast Barrier (Blast Barrier)

Approved: October 31, 2007 | Expires: November 30, 2010

Berry Plastics Holding Corporation provides the Explosion Blast Barrier (Blast Barrier). The Technology is designed to provide support to the interior face of an exterior wall to prevent flying debris from injuring those within the building. It will also prevent possible catastrophic failure of the wall in the event of exposure to an explosive force.

L-3 Communication Corporation: Praetorian Surveillance Software

Approved: August 14, 2007 | Expires: July 31, 2010

L-3 Communications Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries SY Coleman Corporation and L-3 Communications Government Services, Inc., provides the Praetorian Surveillance Software, an open-architecture, fully-integrated, extensible software that integrates video and sensor data streams into a single-screen, real-time immersive 3-D display.

The National Biometric Security Project: Biometric Testing and Evaluation Process

Approved: March 27, 2007 | Expires: November 30, 2010

The National Biometric Security Project provides the Biometric Testing and Evaluation Process (BTEP), a method of testing biometric identification products and a listing that declares the suitability of those products for homeland and conventional security applications. The Technology is designed to certify that biometric identification products meet a variety of industry best standards.

VeriTainer Corporation, Inc.: VeriSpreader™

Approved: February 16, 2007 | Expires: March 31, 2010

VeriTainer Corporation, Inc., provides the VeriSpreader, a crane-mounted radiation scanning device.

GE Security: ShoeScanner

Approved: February 13, 2007 | Expires: March 31, 2010

GE Security provides the ShoeScanner, a threat detection system that uses quadrupole resonance and inductive methods to detect explosive material and metal objects hidden in footwear.

Syagen Technology, Inc.: Guardian™

Approved: February 08, 2007 | Expires: January 31, 2010

Syagen Technology, Inc., provides the Guardian™, an explosives trace detection portal used for screening people for concealed explosives.

MindCo, Inc.: MINDS

Approved: December 18, 2006 | Expires: January 31, 2009

MindCo, Inc., provides the MINDS, a security system that monitors the environment for the presence of nuclear spectra. It is designed to detect and identify the presence of radionuclide elements.