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Secure Plant Operations Data Network

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
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2008 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Streamline Automation, LLC
3100 Fresh Way SW Huntsville, AL 35805-6720
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Secure Plant Operations Data Network
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9101-08-M-0010
Award Amount: $99,931.00


Many AEDC personnel are tasked with supporting facility operations by providing testing support, instrumentation support, facilities engineering and facilities maintenance. This requires personnel to spend some of their time in their normally assigned work areas and portions of their time in and around test cells, wind tunnel control areas, and on the wind tunnels themselves. The AEDC plant areas are equipped with a plant-wide paging system consisting of outdoor speakers. The sound quality of these broadcast paging messages is highly variable and dependent on the location of the listener in relation to the speakers and the level of background noise. As such, these messages are often difficult to understand. Streamline Automation proposes to develop a plant-wide voice and data communications network that will be based on Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) technology and take advantage of existing network infrastructure. Server-side software will be used to convert voice messages to text and text files to voice. Additional server-side software will be used to track the location of users within the plant. The system will utilize encryption to protect the content transmitted over the network, and will be designed to minimize transmission power to prevent message patterns from providing information about plant operations.

Principal Investigator:

Alton Reich
Project Manager / Partner

Business Contact:

Alton Reich
Project Manager / Partner
Small Business Information at Submission:

3100 Fresh Way SW Huntsville, AL 35805

EIN/Tax ID: 223885097
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No