ENSCO, Inc. has been awarded the SenseNet project from the Homeland Security Department, a 2-year initiative valued at over $4 million.
The program aims to create a low-cost integrated sensor system that can detect biological and environmental health hazards in buildings and other high-occupancy facilities.
During Phase 1 of the program, ENSCO developed a simulator that demonstrated how its design would operate for various hypothetical buildings. For the next phase, the company will develop, integrate and demonstrate a tiered aerosol detection system that combines low-cost and rapid dedicated environmental monitoring sensors with newly emerging commercial sensors used by citizens and facility owners for air quality, pollution tracking, and building efficiency purposes.
“We are proud of this contract win,” said Boris Nejikovsky, president of ENSCO, Inc. “This project capitalizes on ENSCO’s strength and unique capabilities in CBRNe risk assessment, modeling and monitoring. We look forward to working with the DHS to create a biological hazards detection system that meets security needs now and in the future.”