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WirlWind (WIReLess Wide Area INciDent Network)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67056
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-00002
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: WirlWind (WIReLess Wide Area INciDent Network)
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2005-33610-16538
Award Amount: $296,000.00
 

Abstract:

Problems with current radio based incident communications systems include: only VHF or UHF radio technology is used, limited number and range of frequencies, interagency cooperation hampered by incompatible frequencies and devices, terrain causes line-of-site and visibility problems for communications, potential for single point failures, geared towards voice capability, few data transmit/receive devices and a growing need for value-added capabilities. The purpose of this research is to develop a better communication system using the latest technologies available to increase situational awareness and knowledge during an emergency incident. This communications system needs to be compatible with existing technologies, while providing new services and capabilities, such as wireless ad-hoc routing, and geographically aware information dissemination. WirlWind will provide a self-reconfiguring ad-hoc network which is the next generation of high reliability communications that also offers real-time incident tracking abilities to monitor and control progress, resources and personnel.

Principal Investigator:

Benjamin L. Burnett
R&D Engineer
9528295864
bburnett@atcorp.com

Business Contact:

Benjamin L. Burnett
R&D Engineer
9528295864
bburnett@atcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Architecture Technology Corporation
9971 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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