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Wireless, Time-synchronized, Event Control System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-236-2112
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-236
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
McQ Inc.
1551 Forbes Street Fredericksburg, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Wireless, Time-synchronized, Event Control System
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA9201-11-C-0129
Award Amount: $96,000.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of producing a wide-area, wireless, time-synchronized event controller system (WTECS). The proposed solution will provide a reliable, low cost, non-intrusive system that can record sensor data, control events, and display data in real time by employing a distributed network of wireless event controllers. BENEFIT: There is a critical need for the ability to precisely measure and control events on high speed test tracks, such as the Holloman high speed test track (HHSTT). Typical event measurement and control systems consist of a set of sensors along the track that are connected by individual cables to a centralized data acquisition system where the signals are digitized for processing and analysis. This architecture has many disadvantages. It is cumbersome and obtrusive because of the amount of cabling required to connect the sensors to the data acquisition unit. Additionally, because of the long measurement lines these systems are very susceptible to loss, delay, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) which can corrupt the signal leading to poor signal quality. Most importantly, timing latency becomes significant when signal must travel several miles down the track. McQ is proposing a system design that will overcome these challenges. The proposed solution will provide a reliable, low cost, non-intrusive system that can record sensor data, control events, and display data in real time by employing a distributed network of wireless event controllers.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Winston
Engineer II
(540) 373-2374
mwinston@mcqinc.com

Business Contact:

Keith Armstrong
Chief Operating Officer
(540) 373-2374
karmstrong@mcqinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

McQ Inc.
1551 Forbes St. Fredericksburg, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541341225
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No