This issue of Homeland Security TOE profiles innovations in maritime security and surveillance. It provides insights on initiatives, key applications, key patents, and growth factors. Innovations profiled include a wave energy harvester for buoys and ships, a forward looking sonar for ship navigation and security, a sonar-based maritime security solution, an unmanned aerial system for surveillance, an on-board people tracking solution, an advanced video surveillance for marine sector, an airborne automatic identification solution, and an intelligent video analytics solution.
The Homeland Security TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global innovations and developments related to homeland security on a monthly basis. Technologies enabling security segments, including incident management, border security, CBRNE, disaster management, cybersecurity, first responders, critical infrastructure protection, maritime security, food security, personal protective equipment, and airport security are captured in this TOE.
The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Control cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones.
Keywords: Maritime security, maritime surveillance, port security, harbor security