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Autonomous Intelligent Store Tracker Sensor (AISTS)

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
American GNC Corporation
888 Easy Street Simi Valley, CA 93065-1812
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Autonomous Intelligent Store Tracker Sensor (AISTS)
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68936-12-C-0085
Award Amount: $149,904.00


To support U.S. Navy mission readiness for carriage life monitoring and dynamic event tracking of external stores, AGNC is proposing an autonomous vibration-based system that performs event detection and identification (EDI). The AISTS builds on state-of-the-art spectrum data analysis, embedded low power sensors, advanced and high performance pattern recognition techniques, wireless communication interfaces tailored for metal enclosures, and energy harvesting schemes. Autonomy is a key system characteristic, which is enabled by an ensemble of design techniques. Evaluation of suitable technologies is addressed for customizing a miniaturized, low-power, and reliable sensing system. The AISTS will support mission success by accurate registration of elapsed time associated with dynamic events, while both in-flight and in-storage (on ground). Technological challenges involve securing a long operational life, performing communication through metal walls, and the recognition of dynamic events. Solutions are proposed by addressing a set of novel and innovative technologies within the scope of the AISTS application domain.

Principal Investigator:

Tasso Politopoulos
Chief Scientist
(805) 582-0582

Business Contact:

Emily Melgarejo
Director of Contracts
(805) 582-0582
Small Business Information at Submission:

American GNC Corporation
888 Easy Street Simi Valley, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 911320359
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No