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WHERE SECURITY BEGINS. ICx OVERVIEW. Primary Industry Focus Security Transportation Although founded in 2003, numerous ICx Technologies business units have been in business for more than 20 years…as far back as 1975…more than 100 years combined 850+ Employees

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icx overview
ICx OVERVIEW

Primary Industry Focus

Security

Transportation

Although founded in 2003, numerous ICx Technologies business units have been in business for more than 20 years…as far back as 1975…more than 100 years combined

850+ Employees

400+ Engineering and R&D

70+ PhD

Research, development and manufacturing in the US, Canada and Germany

Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, USA

2007 revenues over $130M

Global customer base

ICx debuted on NASDAQ (ICXT) in November, 2007

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what icx does
WHAT ICx DOES

Mobile SecurityPlatforms

Thermal Imaging

Analytics Software

Video Management

Software & Hardware

Ground-Based Radar Systems

Integrated Command & Control Application Software w/API & SDK suite

Support

Research

Develop

Manufacture

Service

INTEGRATEDSYSTEMS

Chemical Sensors

Transportation Systems

Biological Sensors

Explosives Sensors

Radiation Sensors

Access Control & Intrusion Detection

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systems division
SYSTEMS DIVISION

PLATFORMS

IMAGING

RADAR

COMMAND & CONTROL

CAMELEON ITS

ORION

STS-350

SKYWATCH

CAMELEON TACTICAL

DEFENDIR

STS-1400 & 4400

PURE ACTIV

ILLUMINATOR

STS-12000

STARWATCH GMS

VISIONIR

STS-12000 & 30000

CERBERUS

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detection division
DETECTION DIVISION

EXPLOSIVES

CHEMICAL

BIOLOGICAL

RAD/NUCLEAR

AIRSENTINEL

GRIFFIN 450 & X-SORBER

IDENTIFINDER

FIDO XT & ONBOARD

STRIDE SYSTEMS

IBAC

CHEMSENSE 600

FIDO FASTGATE

AGENTASE CAD-KIT

FIDO PAXPOINT

BIOCAPTURE

INTERCEPTOR

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xt detector
XT Detector

Hand-held configuration

  • Tethered head for interrogation of hard-to-reach places
  • Removable tether for one-handed operation

Robot-mounted configuration

  • Extremely light, less than 2 lbs.
  • May be fully integrated or used as a plug-and-play payload
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Origins of Fido - DARPA Dog’s Nose Program

  • Program to detect landmines
  • 12 teams selected including MIT, Tufts, Caltech, Texas Instruments, Rockwell
  • Objective: match canine performance
  • ICx Nomadics developed only successful sniffer system
  • Developed and demonstrated Fido technology
  • Proven comparable to dogs in side-by-side tests
chain of events leading to ied deployment
Chain of Events Leading to IED Deployment

If detection occurs prior to IED deployment, the risk to the general population could be greatly reduced!

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Urban Use Scenarios…

  • Find where the bad guys live or make devices
    • Swipe Elevator Buttons
      • If positive, swipe buttons individually to find the floor
      • Then swipe door knobs on that floor to find the door knob or knobs
      • For positives, get a search warrant
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Urban Use Scenarios…

  • Screen motorcycles
    • Screening parked motorcycles is easier than screening people. It also eases concerns about racial profiling.
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Urban Use Scenarios…

  • Heightened Threat Awareness Screening
    • Vapor space of handbags – quick and easy
    • Cell phone buttons – covertly if desired
    • Random hand sampling at VIP events
    • Tickets at spectator events
  • Anywhere you need to separate the good from the bad!
effective application of fido
Effective Application of Fido
  • Trace-level detection of explosive residues on suspected terrorists and their personal effects
  • Suspicious item screening (rooms, backpacks, vehicles)
  • Covert investigation (cracks around doors and windows, items handled by suspicious individuals)
  • Ideal for integration onto robots due to small size, low power consumption and communications capabilities

Items that have come into contact with explosive handler can be swiped to identify presence of explosives.

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Technology Background on Fido - AFP

  • Amplifying Fluorescent Polymers (AFP) are the detection principle of the Fido XT
  • AFP materials fluoresce intensely in the absence of explosives materials
  • Upon binding to target analytes, the fluorescence is quenched proportionally to the concentration of analyte in the sample
  • The AFP is structured like Receptors wired in a series (see next slide)

Explosives

No Explosives

graphic representation of afp
Graphic Representation of AFP

As the explosives molecules are drawn through the sensing element, they bind to the AFP, resulting in a decrease in fluorescence within the sensing element (known as the “quenching effect”)

The quenching effect is indicated through both a visible (bar chart) and audible signal (similar to a Geiger counter’s output) to the operator. Discretion of the audible signal is possible with the use of ear buds.

This process is reversible – the Fido clears down quickly after a hit and is ready for additional sampling (note that the explosive molecules do remain bound to the polymer)

The orange dots represent explosive molecules that bind to the AFP, the gray dots represent air and other benign molecules continuously flowing through the sensing element

important points about using afp
Important points about using AFP
  • 1) sensitivity:
    • AFP enables detection of certain types of explosives at levels three orders of magnitude (1,000 times) below that of the most sensitive commercially-available laboratory instruments. The current sensor prototype can detect low femtogram masses of nitro-aromatic explosives such as TNT, and pg-ng levels of other explosives such as RDX and PETN.
important points about using afp1
Important points about using AFP
  • 2) selectivity:
    • Reduced false positives as we will not alarm on farmers handling just fertilizer or people with heart medication
  • 3) speed of results:
    • The Fido XT yields results in a matter of seconds versus longer sampling times for IMS devices (allows for higher throughput rates)
  • 4) ability to verify initial results:
    • After receiving a “hit” the Fido XT recovers in a matter of seconds as the explosives are “flushed out” from the continuous air flow generated by the internal pump. Current IMS devices sometimes are down for 45 minutes to several hours after receiving a “hit”.
  • 5) size and portability:
    • Unlike IMS based devices which have to be a certain size, the AFP based Fido XT is small enough to integrate with the majority of commercially available robotic systems, and also has the potential to integrate onto UAV platforms. The current payload weighs 13.5 oz, with room to decrease in size.
simplified xti user interface
Simplified XTi User Interface

For official use only

example of alert no alert signals
Example of Alert & No Alert Signals

Source: XTi Pictorial Manual for Arabic customer (note: right to left order)

For official use only

fido reports awards and por
Fido Reports, Awards and POR

Lincoln Labs – Great Forensics Tool!

System used to identify IED making locations – abandoned warehouse, old hunting cabin and empty shack during independent test For copy of test contact: Roderick R. Kunz, Ph.D. kunz@ll.mit.edu Phone: (781) 981-7812

Army ATEC

Fido Wins Army Top 10 Award for 2005

Fido/PackBot Wins Army Top 10 Award for 2006

ASA(SLT) assigns Fido to PEO GCS for assignment to PM

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comparative lod testing
Comparative LOD Testing

TATP

Comp B

Datasheet

NG

HMX

Black Powder

RDX

DB Powder

sampling of us military customers
Sampling of US Military Customers

US Army Rapid Equipping Force

SOCCENT

iRobot (supporting JIEDDO)

US Army National Training Center (supporting various training bases)

US Army Camp Victory

US Army Ft. Bliss

US Army RDECOM

US Army TARDEC

US Army NVESD

US Army Prototype Integration Facility

USMC Warfighting Lab

USMC 1MEF

USAF Air Force Research Lab

USAF Al Kasik

  • USAF Grand Forks AFB
  • USAF Charleston AFB
  • Wisconsin Air National Guard
  • USN Office of Naval Research
  • Robotics Systems JPO
  • USMC Camp Pendleton Base Security
  • US Army Camp Eggers
  • Hanscom AFB
  • US Army Ft. Stewart
  • Andersen AFB
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City
  • US Army Ft. Monroe
  • Ohio Air National Guard

For official use only

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Fido® Explosives Detection System

“U.S. Army Greatest Inventions” – 2005 & 2006

As of 1 JUL 08

  • PROGRAM STATUS
  • RS-JPO is the Army Acquisition Authority
    • On track to become Program of Record 2009
  • Army Infantry School is the proponent –POC Mr. Jim Lynn
    • Draft CPD forthcoming in Aug 2008
    • Projected BOIP – One Fido per Maneuver Squad
  • DA System Coordinator – Mr. Steve Campbell
  • Over 800 in use in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Technical support provided by JRRF and Contractor in-theater & CONUS
  • Train-the-trainer and Operator’s courses available
    • Over 200 Fidos at MOB sites and training centers

CONTACT INFORMATION

MAJ Michael Zahuranic

APM, Maneuver Systems

PEO Ground Combat Systems

SFAE-GCS-UGV, MS 266

6501 East 11 Mile Road

Warren, MI 48397-5000

(586) 574-5839

DSN: 786-5839

michael.zahuranic@us.army.mil

  • OBTAINING SYSTEMS
  • MIPR funds to PEO Ground Combat Systems, SFAE-DCS-UGV, MS266, 6501 East 11 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48397-JPO, ATTN: Ms. Colleen Setili, (586) 574-3831 colleen.setili@us.army.mil
  • Purchase direct from GSA Schedule, Contract Number GS-07F-6031R
  • Submit JUONS/ONSs through CoC and copy the APM (for deployed or scheduled to deploy units only)
foreign sales
Foreign Sales

Afghanistan

Iraq

UK

Spain

India

Japan

  • Germany
  • Jordan
  • Brunei
  • Azerbaijan
  • Thailand
  • South Korea
  • Vietnam (sale pending)

For official use only

advantages over other systems
Advantages Over Other Systems
  • Superior sensitivity to certain explosive compounds (e.g., TNT detection at low femtogram)
  • More selective (e.g., does not respond to fertilizers)
  • Fast clear-down time after overdose (minutes vs. hours)
  • No nuclear source (no regulatory hassles)
  • Small, portable, lightweight (~2 kg)
  • Very power-efficient (2-4 hours on standard rechargeable camcorder battery)
  • Only sensor that can be effectively be mounted on robots
  • Can work in desert environments

For Official Use Only

summary
Summary
  • PEO GCS assigned to PM RS-JPO for POR review
  • 1200+ units ordered for OIF/OEF
  • Army, Marines, AF & Joint Commands purchasing systems
  • Handheld and robot capabilities with vapor and particle modes, currently works on PacBot,Talon, and other robot platforms
  • Smallest system available, augments K-9 capabilities – can bring K-9 like assets to all with a security mission
  • Force multiplier – for civilian and military law enforcement – used by the National Park Service Police to augment their K-9 teams in Wash D.C. on the 4th of July
  • Fido is the latest generation of detection equipment

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