Purdue Startup Awarded Air Force Contract

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A Purdue University-based cybersecurity software startup could soon help monitor high-value assets for the U.S. Air Force. SensorHound Inc. has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 contract sponsored by the Air Force and AFWERX, the Air Force's technology hub. The Air Force is interested in the company's environmental condition monitoring and tracking device, Beagle.

“The Beagle solution is purpose-built for high-value assets addressing key requirements of high cybersecurity, long-lasting and remote configurability,” said Vinai Sundaram, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of SensorHound. “Beagle uses SensorHound’s core solution to monitor device firmware failures and intrusions in the field.”

Success in Phase 1 of the project could lead to a multi-year Phase II award that would give the company the go-ahead to develop and demonstrate the prototype system to meet military standards. SensorHound has also been recognized with a TechConnect Defense Innovation Award, of which only 15 percent of submitted innovations are selected by the Defense Innovation Summit. 

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