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Sensor Node Radio (SNRadio) for Ad Hoc Sensor and Munitions Networks (9640)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68033
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0729
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Q-DOT, INC.
1069 Elkton Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Sensor Node Radio (SNRadio) for Ad Hoc Sensor and Munitions Networks (9640)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W9128Z-04-C-0009
Award Amount: $119,978.00
 

Abstract:

Q-DOT proposes to develop a low-cost, low-power, Sensor Node Radio (SNRadio) specifically designed to support ad hoc sensor and miniature networks for FCS and OFW. It supports ad hoc sensor and munitions network protocols. The SNRadio provides the first link in communication paths between the Sensor Node and the User. The SNRadio maximizes sensor time-on-station by minimizing network communications power requirements. Its DSSS waveform facilitates LPI, LPD, jam-resistant communication at 1 Mchip/second. The proposed SNRadio is realized completely with COTS components built around R.F. Monolithics' (RFM) ASH 3 Transceiver. RFM claims that the ASH 3 receiver consumes less power than any other receiver in the world at any given bit rate. Q-DOT will conceptually design network protocols and a secure waveform in Phase I to project SNRadio size, cost, power consumption, and performance. (Separately, Q-DOT proposes to develop the next generation ASH 4 transceiver (under Topic A03-121) which is specifically tailored to support ad hoc sensor networks.) A network of SNRadios coupled with a COTS sensor package will be designed, built, and demonstrated in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Harrell
Manager, RF & Optical Sys
7195901112
harrell@qdot.com

Business Contact:

Thomas Linnenbrink
President & Technical Dir
7195901112
toml@qdot.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Q-DOT, INC.
1069 Elkton Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80907

EIN/Tax ID: 362930703
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No