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Low-Cost Automatic Shipboard Wireless Configuration Management

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
59490
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N02-037-05
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
DIGITAL SYSTEM RESOURCES, INC.
12450 Fair Lakes Circle, Suite 800 Fairfax, VA 22033
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Low-Cost Automatic Shipboard Wireless Configuration Management
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00167-02-C-0037
Award Amount: $69,974.00
 

Abstract:

"The objective of this SBIR is to demonstrate an inexpensive, open architecture and accurate ship based automated Configuration Management (C/M) System. This system will employ wireless Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) such as passive RadioFrequency Identification Devices (RFID) or Real Time Location System (RTLS). These AIT devices are read/write addressable and will internally store National Stock Number (NSN), Part Number, Model Number, Modification Number and other O&M data as allowedby addressable storage on the device. These devices when interrogated by a fixed array or mobile tag readers are merged into a single cohesive C/M database. The middleware platform serves to universally communicate with different types of RFIDtechnologies and provide for navigational cross-referencing to ship's Operations & Maintenance (O&M) databases. Middleware will be designed using a "customer's based approach for establishing requirements". Middleware allows technology refresh, costcompetitiveness and seamless integration with existing C/M databases. This system will simplify current shipboard C/M administration/validation, reduce manual human interaction with numerous databases, forms and documentation. The goal is to reducemanpower, data entry errors, improve integrity of the ship's C/M database(s) and ultimately provide for sustained operational readiness. The proposed Phase I investigation is expected to yield strategies for e

Principal Investigator:

Charles Walton
Software Engineer
8083381647
cwalton@dsrnet.com

Business Contact:

Alan Mischler
Chief Financial Officer
7038853603
amischer@dsrnet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Digital System Resources, Inc.
12450 Fair Lakes Circle, Suite 625 Fairfax, VA 22033

EIN/Tax ID: 541347398
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No