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Subterranean Communications for First Responders and the Military

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73636
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-135-1206
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kutta Technologies, Inc.
2075 W Pinnacle Peak Rd Ste 102 Phoenix, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Subterranean Communications for First Responders and the Military
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-05-C-K011
Award Amount: $120,000.00
 

Abstract:

Kutta will design a portable Subterranean Wireless Electronic Communications (SWEC) system that allows two-way, networked communications with up to 10 nodes through over 100 feet of solid rock per hop. At the end of the Phase 1 effort, Kutta will demonstrate the ability to send a picture and provide voice communications through a three-node system with a proven cave radio developed by Kutta's engineers. Kutta's proposal enumerates many innovative features that provide for hands-free voice/data/video communications well beyond the 100 ft of solid rock proposed in the solicitation. The Work Plan also calls for detailed research into optimum frequency ranges over a myriad of different media types (e.g. limestone, concrete, etc.) as well research and experimentation with numerous antenna configurations. Kutta's team also leverages a layered communications infrastructure being developed under another U.S. Army SBIR. The communications infrastructure is integrated with COTS self-healing multi-node network protocols to create a robust design. The Work Plan is designed to determine the required frequency ranges, antenna configurations, and COTS technologies (miniature CB-Radio and PDA) that will allow Kutta to eventually deliver a SWEC system that satisfies the (<8 cu. in.), weight (<8 oz.) and power (battery life > 48 hrs.) system requirements.

Principal Investigator:

Ray Keeler
Principal Investigator
6028961976
rkeeler@kuttaconsulting.com

Business Contact:

Douglas V. Limbaugh
CEO
6028961976
dlimbaugh@kuttaconsulting.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KUTTA CONSULTING, INC.
2525 W. Greenway Road, Suite 332 Phoenix, AZ 85023

EIN/Tax ID: 861032281
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No