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SBIR Phase II: Location Aware Computing Using Near Field Electromagnetic…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
79509
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0539073
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: SBIR Phase II: Location Aware Computing Using Near Field Electromagnetic Ranging
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0646339
Award Amount: $499,508.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II research project seeks to transform the Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) industry by bringing to fruition a simple, inexpensive, yet highly accurate approach to location awareness: Near-Field Electromagnetic Ranging (NFER) technology. RTLS is an important and rapidly growing segment within the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) industry. In today's world of just-in-time commerce, Supply Chain Management (SCM) requires inexpensive real-time location data to improve efficiency and maintain competitiveness. Established technologies like the Global Positioning System (GPS), UltraWideBand (UWB), and traditional time-of-flight ranging have proven unable to perform satisfactorily within complicated, real-world, indoor propagation environments. The anticipated result of this research effort will be a pilot installation of a NFER tracking system in a warehouse. It is predicted that: RTLS and wireless LAN technologies, combined with innovative applications, will fundamentally change the way businesses manage and track high-value assets. Accelerated development of a technology that can meet this market need will bolster the American economy and increase American competitiveness.

Principal Investigator:

Hans G. Schantz
PhD
2564890075
h.schantz@q-track.com

Business Contact:

Hans G. Schantz
PhD
2564890075
h.schantz@q-track.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Q-Track Corporation
515 Sparkman Drive Suite 110 Huntsville, AL 35816

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