Toyon's Homeland Security Systems Engineering Team provides a spectrum of services related to evaluating methods for protecting facilities from chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) threats. The HS systems engineering team's capabilities include:

  • Application of systems engineering techniques and methodologies to a range of issues associated with protection of facilities from CBR attack.
    • Technology assessments
    • Effectiveness evaluations
    • Cost/benefit analyses
    • Concepts of Operations/Response procedures
  • Modeling and simulation
    • Developing mathematical models for transport of CBR agents inside facilities
    • CONTAM multizone airflow model
    • Modeling CBR threats for evaluating new and available technologies
  • Test planning and execution for characterizing facilities
    • Airflow properties
    • Population characteristics
    • Contaminant transport measurement using tracer gas (e.g. SF6) releases
    • Flow, pressure, and building leakage measurements

The majority of Toyon's Homeland Security Engineering Group works on confidential classified projects. Recent unclassified projects include:

  • Building Protection Toolkit – Sponsor: DARPA Project: support to Building Protection Toolkit (formerly Immune Building Toolkit
  • Counter Underground Facilities – Sponsor: DARPA Project: characterize underground connectivity between above-ground buildings
  • Mail Facility – Sponsor: US Postal Service/Northrup Grumman Project: Assess placement of Biological Detection Systems at Curseen-Morris (formerly Brentwood) postal facility