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Marine Asset Tag Using Near Field Electromagnetic Ranging

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
69267
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
04110249
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Q-TRACK CORPORATION
2223 Drake Avenue SW 1st Floor HUNTSVILLE, AL 35805
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Marine Asset Tag Using Near Field Electromagnetic Ranging
Agency: DHS
Contract: NBCHC040063
Award Amount: $97,148.00
 

Abstract:

We propose a Marine Asset Tag Tracking System (MATTS) using a breakthrough wireless tracking technology called near field electromagnetic ranging (NFER¿). The primary objective of Phase I is to validate that NFER¿ technology is the best RF solution for tracking containers on ships and in ports. Phase I will also (1) develop an overall architecture for the MATTS; (2) design the container tag; (3) design the NFER¿ access point; (4) prepare a conceptual design of the local Data Center, and (5) define the data link to the Global Data Center. MATTS should be capable of tracking containers in the following marine environments: (a) being loaded aboard ships, (b) stacked in a ship, (c) being unloaded, and (d) being moved and stacked in shipping terminals. Even without a NFER¿ infrastructure at a port or ship, a DHS official should be able to use a NFER¿ receiver to locate a specific container in a stack of containers provided the targeted container has a NFER¿ tag. Q-Track Corporation, the pioneer in NFER¿ technology, has teamed with On-Line Applications Research Corporation (OAR). OAR has over two decades of experience in architecture design, networking, sensor integration, and software engineering for federal information systems.

Principal Investigator:

Hans Schantz
Chief Scientist
2563373012
h.schantz@q-track.com

Business Contact:

Jerome S. Gabig
President
2565090279
j.gabig@q-track.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Q-Track Corporation
2207 Covemont Dr. Huntsville, AL 35801

EIN/Tax ID: 550810580
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No