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Ultra Wide Band Time Difference Of Arrival Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70434
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-019-0124
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 400 Rockville, MD 20855-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Ultra Wide Band Time Difference Of Arrival Sensor
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0253
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop an innovative way to wirelessly synchronize multiple RF receivers using ultra wideband (UWB) transceivers (radios). UWB spreads its energy over several Giga Hertz so it is highly LPI/LPD. This method does not rely on GPS so the synchronization will be maintained when the GPS signal is not available. A time resolution better than 1 nanosecond is achievable using existing UWB chipsets. The same link that is used for time synchronization can also carry data for two-way communication, and provide fast, accurate ranging in both Line of Sight (LOS), and non-LOS environments. The synchronization, ranging, and data link capabilities of UWB technology provide all the key elements of an extremely capable Time Difference Of Arrival Sensor. The most critical functions are already implemented in Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) chips, so the hardware to implement this time synchronization and ranging scheme can be very low-cost and simple.

Principal Investigator:

Eric van Doorn
Director of Sensor Technology
3012945229
evandoorn@i-a-i.com

Business Contact:

Mark James
Contracts Administrator
3012945221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, INC.
7519 Standish Place, Suite 200 Rockville, MD 20855

EIN/Tax ID: 521497192
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Central Florida
Department of Engineering, 3280 Progress Drive
Orlando, FL 32826
Contact: Guy Schiavone
Contact Phone: (407) 882-1300
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university