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Optical Localization Techniques for Micro-Sensor Network Devices

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
81285
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0369
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Boston Applied Technologies, Inc.
6F Gill Street Woburn, MA 01801-1721
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Optical Localization Techniques for Micro-Sensor Network Devices
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0079
Award Amount: $98,973.00
 

Abstract:

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) has been envisioned to revolutionize the way humans perceive and interact with the surrounding environment. The sensor nodes form a network and collaborate (to compensate for the extremely scarce resources available to each of them: computational power, memory size, communication capabilities) to accomplish the mission. Through collaboration, redundancy and fault tolerance, the WSN is then able to achieve unprecedented sensing capabilities. The exploitation of wireless sensor networks very often requires knowledge of the location of each device within the network. In this proposal, Boston Applied Technologies, Inc. (BATi) proposes to develop an optical wireless ad hoc localization technique for wireless sensor network. This free space optical link offers a viable alternative to RF sensor network localization and communications where wireless high performance and high security links are necessary. High data rate, small antenna size, narrow beam divergence, and a narrow field of view are characteristics of free space optical link that offer a number of potential advantages for system design.

Principal Investigator:

Y. K. Zou
President
7819352800
kzou@bostonati.com

Business Contact:

Kewen K. Li
Vice President
7819352800
kkli@bostonati.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BOSTON APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
6F Gill Street Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 510414999
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No