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Microwave Data Telemetry for Marine Container Security

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC040059
Agency Tracking Number: 04110654
Amount: $99,836.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB04.1-005
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-04-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2004-10-15
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 70
Houghton, MI 49931-1234
United States
DUNS: 783344310
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Glen Barna
 (906) 482-0012
Business Contact
 Glenn Barna
Title: President
Phone: (906) 482-0012
Research Institution

IR Telemetrics builds microwave telemetry systems for transmitting sensor data through narrow metallic passages within automobile engines. IRT devices can interface with sensors and transmit their data to a local receiver network through complex passages as small as four centimeters. Research will adapt IRT core technology to enable continuous communication with marine containers. The performance of IRT systems will be evaluated in a small marine container environment in a succession of experiments of increasing complexity. Based on test findings and iterative design improvements, investigators will identify the attributes of a local transmitter/receiver network, analyze the expected cost-of-installation for a commercial system, and identify a strategy for integrating the local system with global tracking infrastructure. IRT will form a strategic collaboration with Savi, Inc., to facilitate rapid commercialization of the proposed system. Savi has a decade of experience in helping to build and support the world`s largest wireless cargo security and tracking system, called the Total Asset Visibility (TAV) network. TAV includes a software platform linked with automatic identification technology infrastructure at over 750 locations in more than 40 countries and monitors in excess of 300,000 conveyances equipped with smart radio tags.

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