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Shipboard Wireless Management, Repair, and Tracking System (SWiM-RTS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
59489
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N02-037-03
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Architecture Technology Corporation
9971 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Shipboard Wireless Management, Repair, and Tracking System (SWiM-RTS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00167-02-C-0040
Award Amount: $65,273.00
 

Abstract:

"This proposal presents a new method for tracking large numbers of assets with RFID tags using wireless-LAN technology. An innovative approach to dispersing RFID readers and wireless LAN nodes is presented, as is an approach to a fully-wireless LANinfrastructure. The end user of the proposed system accesses information relating to an RFID tag from a handheld computer. While this handheld computer is not directly connected to an RFID reader, the wireless-LAN infrastructure enables the handheldcomputer to gather information from nearby readers and in turn fetch associated asset information. An innovative method for providing visual feedback from queried assets is also presented. SWiM-RTS is intended to provide a complete asset tracking andmaintenance-information system for shipboard environments. The concept is easily adaptable to any asset-tracking environment, especially those that can benefit from wireless LAN technology. The technology that allows a user with no RFID reader to gatherinformation on assets within close proximity to the user is expected to be marketed through the proposing firm's commercial-software distribution channels. Design and implementation of similar systems is expected to be marketed as a consulting service."

Principal Investigator:

Jordan C. Bonney
Sr. R&D Engineer
9528295864
jbonney@atcorp.com

Business Contact:

Kenneth J. Thruber
President
9528295864
kthurber@atcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Architecture Technology Corp.
9971 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344

EIN/Tax ID: 411403674
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No