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Adaptive Communication System for Extreme Power Line Networks

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
68848
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
04SB3-0070
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NORTHERN MICRODESIGN, INC.
533 193 Street Ames, IA 50010-0922
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Adaptive Communication System for Extreme Power Line Networks
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R067
Award Amount: $99,000.00
 

Abstract:

An ad-hoc networking method is proposed for use over existing power lines in large commercial buildings. The network is minimally sensitive to lossy elements such as distribution transformers and tripped or OFF circuit breakers and hardware may be made interoperable with existing power line communication systems. Adaption performance of the network is programmable so that various sensor requirements may be accomodated with near optimal power efficiency. The proposed prototypes will maximize use of commercially available and programmable components so as to minimize cost and functional risk.

Principal Investigator:

William Black
President
5152320990
wcblack@nmicrodesign.com

Business Contact:

William Black
President
5152320990
wcblack@nmicrodesign.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NORTHERN MICRODESIGN, INC.
533 193 Street Ames, IA 50010

EIN/Tax ID: 411600910
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No