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Low Power Smart ISR Sensors

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Department of Defense
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2011 / STTR
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Small Business Information
McQ Inc.
1551 Forbes St. Fredericksburg, VA 22405-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Low Power Smart ISR Sensors
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-11-M-0348
Award Amount: $79,925.00


As the application of unattended ground sensors (UGS) expands with larger numbers of units being deployed around the world, the servicing needs and amount of data generated begin to become overwhelming for an organization. To alleviate the demands of this growing challenge we propose to develop a multilayered information based sensor management (IBSM) system in conjunction with designs for lower power sensor systems. The goal of the cognitive sensor manager will be to optimize the sensor field for a 10 year lifetime and ensure reliable detection of targets. For this STTR, McQ is teaming with George Mason University (Mason) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Center of Excellence in C4I. The combination of McQ's considerable expertise in extremely long life network sensors with Mason's expertise in information based sensor management produces a team that is capable of addressing the requirements of a cognitive sensor management system optimized for long operational lifetime. Both organizations have previously performed sensor and sensor management R & D for ONR, experience which will be brought together to develop the information based sensor management system with a 10 year life expectancy.

Principal Investigator:

James Morrison
Program Manager
(540) 373-2374

Business Contact:

Keith Armstrong
Chief Operating Officer
(540) 373-2374
Small Business Information at Submission:

McQ Inc.
1551 Forbes St. Fredericksburg, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541341225
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
MS 1G5
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
Contact: Kenneth Hintz
Contact Phone: (703) 993-1592