Multi-Mode Combat ID
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Q-Track Corporation (Q-Track) will design and explore the feasibility of a Location Aware Combat ID (LACID) system using a recent wireless breakthrough known as Near Field Electromagnetic Ranging (NFERT) to provide situational awareness of friendly dismounted soldiers and vehicle platforms. The NFER-enabled LACID system will operate in complicated non-line-of-sight environments such as those encountered during military operations in urban terrain (MOUT). The NFER-enabled LACID System will operate within the constraints of the battlefield environment, including challenges of radio signal propagation, Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), Low Probability of Intercept (LPI), line of sight occlusion, multipath, extreme heat and cold, and physical contact. Additionally, a study will be made to examine if production engineering is likely to craft a NFER-enabled LACID tag that would be acceptable to the Army in terms of size, weight, range, and battery life. As part of the Phase I effort, Team member SAIC will prepare a CONOPS for the NFER-enabled LACID system to assure that the design is realistic from an operational perspective.
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