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PASADENA , Calif., June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE Inc.(OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), a company that transforms proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into hardware andsoftware solutions, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, ArroyoSciences, has entered into a contract with L-3 Communications, Security and Detection Systems, to provide sensor data fusion software and its SHINE inference engine technology for the Advanced Container Security Device project, under a contract award to L-3 by the US Department of Homeland Security.
The Advanced Container Security Device (ACSD) project aims to develop the next generation of maritime cargo container security. With today's capabilities, only 2% of containers entering US ports can be inspected. Oneobjective of the ACSD project is to intelligently determine whether acontainer should be inspected, thus enhancing the security of US ports. L-3'snovel Advanced Container Security Device will continually track the sequenceof a sealed cargo container's journey from the moment it arrives at the pointof departure to release at its final destination. Designed to automatically identify tampering at any point in the container's passage, ACSD will detectbreaches and unauthorized access, alerting authorities to potential threats ofnational security, contraband smuggling, theft, human trafficking, and stowaways.
"Under the Advanced Container Security Device project, L-3 is looking ahead to the next generation of 'smart' containers, and Arroyo Sciences'contribution of intelligent analysis of multiple sensor inputs is important toour effort," reports Dr. Michael Snell , PhD, Senior Consultant and BusinessDevelopment Manager for L-3 Communications. "We selected Arroyo Sciences because of their unique understanding of the entire range of Sensor DataFusion issues."
As part of the L-3 engineering team on ACSD, Arroyo Sciences will provide software using advanced algorithms and methods for detecting container breaches. The Arroyo Sciences software incorporates its Active State Model,and sensor data fusion technology based on the SHINE inference engine, which was originally developed by NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for spacemissions. Arroyo Sciences has an exclusive license to SHINE for the container security and other applications.
About VIASPACE: VIASPACE is a diversified technology company with knowledge and expertise in energy/fuel cells, microelectronics, sensors, homeland security and public safety, and information and computational technology. Founded in 1998 with the objective of transforming proven spaceand defense technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into hardware and software solutions that solve today's complex problems, VIASPACE benefitsfrom important patent and software licenses from Caltech, which manages NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For more information, please visit our website atwww.VIASPACE.com, or contact Dr. Jan Vandersande , Director of Communicationsat 800-517-8050, or IR@VIASPACE.com.