AFWERX, the catalyst for fostering innovation within the U.S. Air Force, announced PSSAP (Phosonic Perimeter Security Sensors and Analytics Platform) as one of the top 92 participating teams selected from across the globe competing to build the Base of the Future Challenge.

The AFWERX Challenge is centered around six topics – Base Security, Installation Resilience, Leveraging Technology for Operational Effectiveness, Reverse Engineering, Culture of Innovation, and Airman and Family Wellbeing.

Silent Sentinel is competing in the Base Security & Defense Challenge alongside a diverse group of teams – originating from the vast regions of North America, Europe, Australia, and other allied countries – that represent entrepreneurial start-ups, small businesses, large enterprises, academic institutions, and research labs all vying to build the Base of the Future and modernize the Department of Defence.

The AFWERX Base of the Future Challenge is a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with a range of different companies across the globe to provide an innovative solution for the Air Force” states Ryan Workman, US Director of Sales. “It has been eye-opening to see some of the solutions put forward by teams, and we would like to congratulate everyone advancing to the final phase.”

The Base Security & Defence Challenge focuses on ways the U.S. Air Force utilizes the building and restoration of new installations to examine and improve the existing security and defense systems that protect the people and critical resources. Air Force bases have large perimeters that require safeguarding from active shooters, explosives, cyber risks, and many other potential threats. To improve and modernize installation security and defense, this Challenge called for solutions to help the Department of Defence construct an agile, swift, and responsive Base of the Future.

Silent Sentinel is part of a formed perimeter security team specializing in complementary sensor systems, machine learning algorithms, and autonomous alert notification for U.S. Air Force Security Forces. The Phosonic Perimeter Security Sensors and Analytics Platform (PSSAP) solution delivers comprehensive and affordable perimeter security and actionable intelligence.

The AFWERX Fusion 2020 Showcase recently featured 370 of the participating teams selected from a record-breaking 1,500+ submissions received for the Base of the Future Challenge. Throughout the event, teams pitched their solutions to a panel of subject matter experts from the Air Force’s relevant sectors. The top 92 selections were identified and invited to further engage with the Air Force during the week of August 31 with the hope of obtaining contracts.