Intellisense Systems, Inc. (ISI), has received a $3.26 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to develop and commercialize AWARE Flood systems (Advance Warning Equipment) for targeted nationwide deployment.
The AWARE Flood system fully integrates solar power management, IoT communications, and networking capabilities. It can be installed in urban and rural communities without significant infrastructure investment to provide low-cost flood monitoring and reporting. The sensors will initially be produced at the rate of 100 per week, eventually ramping up to 250 per week. Intellisense will demonstrate the capacity to produce 1000 units per week to meet increased demand from states and municipalities.
Intellisense was one of three Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) performers whose flood sensors were deployed across six state and local government jurisdictions and evaluated over a period of nine months. After evaluation, DHS has awarded Intellisense a SBIR Phase 3 contract to produce the sensors for both domestic and international partners to help densify their flood sensing networks for alerts, warnings and notifications.
Jeff Booth of DHS S&T said in a statement, “I fully expect the Intellisense flood sensors to be a disruptive technology where the accuracy, performance, and dependability of the sensors and their projected cost points will provide federal, state, and local governments as well as industry sectors like critical infrastructure, a capability to help protect life and property, making communities more resilient from flooding events.”