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2 ICx OVERVIEW Primary Industry Focus
Security Transportation Although founded in 2003, numerous ICx Technologies business units have been in business for more than 20 years…as far back as 1975…more than 100 years combined 850+ Employees 400+ Engineering and R&D 70+ PhD Research, development and manufacturing in the US, Canada and Germany Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, USA 2007 revenues over $130M Global customer base ICx debuted on NASDAQ (ICXT) in November, 2007 page 2 2

3 WHAT ICx DOES INTEGRATED SYSTEMS Research Develop Manufacture Service
Integrated Command & Control Application Software w/API & SDK suite Analytics Software Video Management Software & Hardware Ground-Based Radar Systems Thermal Imaging Mobile Security Platforms Research Develop Manufacture Service Support INTEGRATED SYSTEMS Access Control & Intrusion Detection Biological Sensors Explosives Sensors Radiation Sensors Chemical Sensors Transportation Systems page 3 3

CAMELEON ITS ORION STS-350 SKYWATCH CAMELEON TACTICAL DEFENDIR STS-1400 & 4400 We offer a full line of surveillance products. Thermal cameras we have fielded more perimeter security radars than any other company in the world and were just added to Boeing SBI team our platform group has integrated radars and cameras and is widely deployed at the border we combine the sensor data into a unified command and control infrastructure PURE ACTIV ILLUMINATOR STS-12000 VISIONIR STS & 30000 CERBERUS STARWATCH GMS page 4 4

GRIFFIN 450 & X-SORBER AIRSENTINEL IDENTIFINDER FIDO XT & ONBOARD With this technology platform we have built a portfolio of the most advanced CBRNE sensor in the industry. We make sensor faster, smaller, cheaper and more reliable bringing laboratory quality sensing into the front lines of homeland defense CHEMSENSE 600 IBAC STRIDE SYSTEMS FIDO FASTGATE AGENTASE CAD-KIT BIOCAPTURE INTERCEPTOR FIDO PAXPOINT page 5 5

6 XT Detector Robot-mounted configuration Hand-held configuration
Tethered head for interrogation of hard-to-reach places Removable tether for one-handed operation Robot-mounted configuration Extremely light, less than 2 lbs. May be fully integrated or used as a plug-and-play payload Presenters: use the Fido Technical Overview as the speaker’s notes source for this briefing.

7 Origins of Fido - DARPA Dog’s Nose Program
Program to detect landmines 12 teams selected including MIT, Tufts, Caltech, Texas Instruments, Rockwell Objective: match canine performance ICx Nomadics developed only successful sniffer system Developed and demonstrated Fido technology Proven comparable to dogs in side-by-side tests

8 Chain of Events Leading to IED Deployment
•          IED bombers must store, transport, handle, and deploy large amounts of explosive material •          At each stage there is an exploitable explosive chemical signature •          STORAGE: Vapor sampling and detection using Fido provides a capability to find weapons caches where explosives are stored prior to being turned into an IED •          TRANSPORTING THE EXPLOSIVES: Vehicles that transport explosives from weapons caches to a bomb builder will reek of explosives vapor while the explosive is in the vehicle, and for a good amount of time afterward due to contamination. •          BOMB BUILDER: The location of the bomb builder will provide a detected explosives vapor signature, as well as his clothing and hands. •          TRANSPORTING THE IED: Once built the IED must be delivered to the enemy’s target area, resulting in additional opportunities for interdiction. •          CONCEALMENT: Deployed IEDs are the most challenging detection scenario for vapor detection, and might provide the least long-term benefit when compared to breaking of other chains, as the enemy’s bomber network is not necessarily compromised. •          Can detect explosives secreted in homes, buildings, or underground •          Can detect explosives in vehicles or vehicle that recently held explosives •          Can detect explosives on persons or clothing If detection occurs prior to IED deployment, the risk to the general population could be greatly reduced!

9 Urban Use Scenarios… Find where the bad guys live or make devices
Swipe Elevator Buttons If positive, swipe buttons individually to find the floor Then swipe door knobs on that floor to find the door knob or knobs For positives, get a search warrant

10 Urban Use Scenarios… Screen motorcycles
Screening parked motorcycles is easier than screening people. It also eases concerns about racial profiling.

11 Urban Use Scenarios… Heightened Threat Awareness Screening
Vapor space of handbags – quick and easy Cell phone buttons – covertly if desired Random hand sampling at VIP events Tickets at spectator events Anywhere you need to separate the good from the bad!

12 Effective Application of Fido
Trace-level detection of explosive residues on suspected terrorists and their personal effects Suspicious item screening (rooms, backpacks, vehicles) Covert investigation (cracks around doors and windows, items handled by suspicious individuals) Ideal for integration onto robots due to small size, low power consumption and communications capabilities Items that have come into contact with explosive handler can be swiped to identify presence of explosives.

13 Technology Background on Fido - AFP
Amplifying Fluorescent Polymers (AFP) are the detection principle of the Fido XT AFP materials fluoresce intensely in the absence of explosives materials Upon binding to target analytes, the fluorescence is quenched proportionally to the concentration of analyte in the sample The AFP is structured like Receptors wired in a series (see next slide) Explosives No Explosives AFPs produce a dramatic reduction in their fluorescence when TNT and other nitroaromatic compounds bind to thin films of the polymers. This enables detection of TNT and related substances at levels three orders of magnitude below that of the most sensitive commercially-available laboratory instruments. The current sensor prototype can detect low femtogram masses of TNT. It is possible to detect the extremely low concentrations of explosive vapors encountered in the vicinity of landmines. The vial at left contains beads coated with the amplifying fluorescent polymer material in water containing approximately 1 ppm TNT. The vial at right contains no TNT. The quenching effect is easily seen even with the naked eye.

14 AFP Technique

15 Graphic Representation of AFP
The figure on the left is an animation that activates upon the first action after this slide is brought up. It is illustrating how only molecules of interest (orange ones) bind to the polymer. When the explosive molecules bind to AFP chromophores in a chain, the subsequent polymer molecules in the chain stop emitting light, resulting in a rapid decrease in overall fluorescence (quenching) for a period of time based on the number of explosive molecules present. This process is reversible, and, after a few seconds, the Fido sensing element clears itself out, begins to fluorescence again, and is ready for further use. Note that the explosive molecules do remain bound to the polymer - this is the reason that the Sensing Elements deplete after a period of time and must be changed. As the explosives molecules are drawn through the sensing element, they bind to the AFP, resulting in a decrease in fluorescence within the sensing element (known as the “quenching effect”) The quenching effect is indicated through both a visible (bar chart) and audible signal (similar to a Geiger counter’s output) to the operator. Discretion of the audible signal is possible with the use of ear buds. This process is reversible – the Fido clears down quickly after a hit and is ready for additional sampling (note that the explosive molecules do remain bound to the polymer) The orange dots represent explosive molecules that bind to the AFP, the gray dots represent air and other benign molecules continuously flowing through the sensing element

16 Important points about using AFP
1) sensitivity: AFP enables detection of certain types of explosives at levels three orders of magnitude (1,000 times) below that of the most sensitive commercially-available laboratory instruments. The current sensor prototype can detect low femtogram masses of nitro-aromatic explosives such as TNT, and pg-ng levels of other explosives such as RDX and PETN.

17 Important points about using AFP
2) selectivity: Reduced false positives as we will not alarm on farmers handling just fertilizer or people with heart medication 3) speed of results: The Fido XT yields results in a matter of seconds versus longer sampling times for IMS devices (allows for higher throughput rates) 4) ability to verify initial results: After receiving a “hit” the Fido XT recovers in a matter of seconds as the explosives are “flushed out” from the continuous air flow generated by the internal pump. Current IMS devices sometimes are down for 45 minutes to several hours after receiving a “hit”. 5) size and portability: Unlike IMS based devices which have to be a certain size, the AFP based Fido XT is small enough to integrate with the majority of commercially available robotic systems, and also has the potential to integrate onto UAV platforms. The current payload weighs 13.5 oz, with room to decrease in size.

18 Simplified XTi User Interface
For official use only

19 Example of Alert & No Alert Signals
Source: XTi Pictorial Manual for Arabic customer (note: right to left order) For official use only

20 Fido Reports, Awards and POR
March 31, 2017 Fido Reports, Awards and POR Lincoln Labs – Great Forensics Tool! System used to identify IED making locations – abandoned warehouse, old hunting cabin and empty shack during independent test For copy of test contact: Roderick R. Kunz, Ph.D. Phone: (781) Army ATEC Fido Wins Army Top 10 Award for 2005 Fido/PackBot Wins Army Top 10 Award for 2006 ASA(SLT) assigns Fido to PEO GCS for assignment to PM MIT LL used the Fido as a back-up tool while doing tests to look at explosive residues (post blast), they were using a $1M gas chromatograph machine as the primary lab instrument. Since they had the Fido and had seen it do some pretty neat things – they decided to have the Nomadics guys go in (blind test) to buildings that had been used to build the IED’s that had been used in the primary test and see what they could find. The empty warehouse was about 150’ X 100’ and after 1.5 hours they had identified the 4 places in the warehouse where bombs had been assemblied, they determined the where the explosives were brought into the building and where they were taken out. For the house and hunting cabin they identified the same as above only much quicker. ATEC – Army Test and Evaluation Command – classified test, no major negative issues – can’t say more. page 20 © BP presentation name

21 Comparative LOD Testing
RDX HMX NG TATP Comp B Datasheet Black Powder DB Powder

22 Sampling of US Military Customers
US Army Rapid Equipping Force SOCCENT iRobot (supporting JIEDDO) US Army National Training Center (supporting various training bases) US Army Camp Victory US Army Ft. Bliss US Army RDECOM US Army TARDEC US Army NVESD US Army Prototype Integration Facility USMC Warfighting Lab USMC 1MEF USAF Air Force Research Lab USAF Al Kasik USAF Grand Forks AFB USAF Charleston AFB Wisconsin Air National Guard USN Office of Naval Research Robotics Systems JPO USMC Camp Pendleton Base Security US Army Camp Eggers Hanscom AFB US Army Ft. Stewart Andersen AFB Naval Support Activity Panama City US Army Ft. Monroe Ohio Air National Guard For official use only

23 Fido® Explosives Detection System
“U.S. Army Greatest Inventions” – 2005 & 2006 As of 1 JUL 08 2.7 lbs Detects common military explosives & munitions Canine-comparable sensitivity for key compounds Handheld or robot mounted PROGRAM STATUS RS-JPO is the Army Acquisition Authority On track to become Program of Record 2009 Army Infantry School is the proponent –POC Mr. Jim Lynn Draft CPD forthcoming in Aug 2008 Projected BOIP – One Fido per Maneuver Squad DA System Coordinator – Mr. Steve Campbell Over 800 in use in Iraq and Afghanistan Technical support provided by JRRF and Contractor in-theater & CONUS Train-the-trainer and Operator’s courses available Over 200 Fidos at MOB sites and training centers OBTAINING SYSTEMS MIPR funds to PEO Ground Combat Systems, SFAE-DCS-UGV, MS266, 6501 East 11 Mile Road, Warren, MI JPO, ATTN: Ms. Colleen Setili, (586) Purchase direct from GSA Schedule, Contract Number GS-07F-6031R Submit JUONS/ONSs through CoC and copy the APM (for deployed or scheduled to deploy units only) CONTACT INFORMATION MAJ Michael Zahuranic APM, Maneuver Systems PEO Ground Combat Systems SFAE-GCS-UGV, MS 266 6501 East 11 Mile Road Warren, MI (586) DSN:

24 Foreign Sales For official use only Afghanistan Iraq UK Spain India
Japan Germany Jordan Brunei Azerbaijan Thailand South Korea Vietnam (sale pending) For official use only

25 Advantages Over Other Systems
Superior sensitivity to certain explosive compounds (e.g., TNT detection at low femtogram) More selective (e.g., does not respond to fertilizers) Fast clear-down time after overdose (minutes vs. hours) No nuclear source (no regulatory hassles) Small, portable, lightweight (~2 kg) Very power-efficient (2-4 hours on standard rechargeable camcorder battery) Only sensor that can be effectively be mounted on robots Can work in desert environments For Official Use Only

26 Summary PEO GCS assigned to PM RS-JPO for POR review
March 31, 2017 Summary PEO GCS assigned to PM RS-JPO for POR review 1200+ units ordered for OIF/OEF Army, Marines, AF & Joint Commands purchasing systems Handheld and robot capabilities with vapor and particle modes, currently works on PacBot,Talon, and other robot platforms Smallest system available, augments K-9 capabilities – can bring K-9 like assets to all with a security mission Force multiplier – for civilian and military law enforcement – used by the National Park Service Police to augment their K-9 teams in Wash D.C. on the 4th of July Fido is the latest generation of detection equipment page 26 © BP presentation name


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