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Wireless Fire Detector (WFD)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86762
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-130-0670
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporat
6800 Burleson Road Building 320 Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Wireless Fire Detector (WFD)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9200-08-C-0095
Award Amount: $99,953.00
 

Abstract:

Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes a Wireless Fire Detector system (WFD) which consists of a suite of ultra low power, battery powered fire sensing modules, and repeater modules which are deployed throughout an aircraft in separate compartments, interconnected via an encoded low bandwidth network to a cockpit control unit. The sensors use solar blind UV sensors with high bandwidth processing, which allows discrimination between fire, bullet passage, and electrical corona breakdown. Upon detecting either fire or corona breakdown, the unit transmits the condition and its code, used to identify its aircraft location, to the cockpit control unit using an adaptive, flexible, multimode network using the array of radios. Communication between sensor modules and the cockpit control unit will be enhanced by implementing a combination of information cloud, information bridge and information shuttle to insure each module has connectivity to the network. Repeater modules located on both sides of the bulkhead near an existing through bulkhead connector allow transmission of the signal without aircraft structure or wiring modification. By using low power units, with one year battery life, no aircraft wiring modifications are needed to install the system.

Principal Investigator:

Brad Sallee
Principal Investigator
5124797732
pi@spec.com

Business Contact:

Adrian Stechnij
Contract Manager
5124797732
contracts@spec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SYSTEMS & PROCESSES ENGINEERING CORP.(SPEC)
6800 Burleson Road Building 320 Austin, TX 78744

EIN/Tax ID: 742426518
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No