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Seamless Sensor Network Communications

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
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2004 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corporation
CA Goleta, CA 93117-3021
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Seamless Sensor Network Communications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-04-C-0074
Award Amount: $100,000.00


Toyon/UCSB proposes to research and design architectures for sensor networks to efficiently communicate to antenna array enabled collectors. Communication will take place in a coordinated fashion such that space-time coding can be employed. This technique can be exploited for a variety of purposes ranging from distribution of signal transmission, for even dispersion of communication load each sensor must handle, to environmental consideration such as low probability of interception (LPI)/detection (LPD) or anti-jam requirements. While multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and space-time coding has been heavily researched for systems employing antenna arrays, on both transmit and receive portions of a communications link, its application to sensor networks presents a unique set of challenges. Some of these include the appropriate partitioning of information among the sensors and associated coding to be employed. Furthermore, resource management must be employed to efficiently coordinate sensor activity. Such management will involve gathering information on network connectivity and channel states, through techniques such as sounding, as well as determining transmission parameters for individual sensors. Due to a well rounded combination of experience and academic background, our Toyon/UCSB team is well positioned to analyze and provide practical solutions to the proposed problem.

Principal Investigator:

Richard E. Cagley

Business Contact:

Marcella R. Lindbery
Director of Contracts/Finance
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Suite A, 75 Aero Camino Goleta, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID: 953526665
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UC, Santa Barbara
Dept. of ECE, Eng. I, University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Contact: Ronald A. Iltis
Contact Phone: (805) 893-4166
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university