Modular Micro-Environmental Pod System for Situational Awareness
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
"A suite of modular, rugged, easily deployable, field maintainable sensor pods capable of acquiring weather, chemical warfare agent, pollution, geographic and seismic data that can be tailored for multiple missions would provide essential battlefieldintelligence. These sensor pods would auto-network together to relay spatially and temporally stamped data back to a central hub with little user set-up. The variably configured sensor pods could be rapidly deployed by hand or aircraft. Data from thesystem could be fed to modeling software to obtain source attribution and determine meteorological conditions without having to rely on outdated ground force or satellite information.ADA Technologies proposes to develop a plug-and-play flexible system for multiple sensors that can be field configured to the mission requirements. In this Phase I SBIR, ADA will leverage two enabling technologies including a miniature self-networkingsensor pod (the platform for communication and collection of meteorological data) and a MEMS Radio Frequency Ion Mobility Spectrometer (for CWAs and pollutants). The modular system would weigh a couple of pounds and measure CWAs, pollutants,meteorological parameters, GPS location and contain a radio modem for communications. In Phase II, other sensors such as micro-seismometers would be configured for plug-and-play attachment to the basic platform. Phase I success will set the stage for a Phase II prototype/field
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Ada Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite #130 Littleton, CO 80127
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