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Autonomous Intelligent Store Tracker Sensor (AISTS)

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Department of Defense
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2013 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Autonomous Intelligent Store Tracker Sensor (AISTS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-12-C-0035
Award Amount: $749,981.00


The objective of Phase II is to provide a device capable of measuring, correlating, and logging a wide range of dynamic events for external store carriages and that is accompanied by a mobile data retrieval/logging tool and base station analysis software. For achieving this, AGNC is providing the U.S. Navy with the"Autonomous Intelligent Store Tracker Sensor"(AISTS) architecture consisting of: (i) an internal self-sufficient sensor device with embedded processing and sensors for determining events experienced by external stores; (ii) novel thru-metal wall communication and powering system; (iii) hand-held reader with a user-friendly interface for interrogating and powering the internal sensor; and (iv) base station with an information system to support store maintenance. The successful completion of Phase II lays the groundwork for a new technology to be integrated into applications involving event monitoring, maintenance procedures, pattern recognition, and wireless thru-metal communication. An immediate benefit is that the AISTS will enable automatic tracking and recording of dynamic events while in-flight or on-ground, and then this information can be used for assessing and validating the design carriage life of the store, as well as to determine the potential future life until service.

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
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No