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Modular Embedded Intelligent Sensor Network

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC17C0020
Agency Tracking Number: 150264
Amount: $748,816.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T13.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-09-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-09-25
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 2032
Santa Barbara, CA 93120-4914
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Vinh Tran
 (408) 915-8345
Business Contact
 Casey Hare
Title: Business Official
Phone: (805) 876-4138
Research Institution
 The Regents of the University of California
 Melissa Waver
342 Lagoon Road, Mail Code 2055
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2055
United States

 (805) 893-5089
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

No existing commercial wireless sensor network option meets NASAs current needs for flexibility, size, mass and resilience to extreme environments. The proposed innovation is a MEIS network which combines any number and any type of sensors into a wireless sensor network (WSN), with each of the sensors being motes, or nodes, on the network. The network will be self-healing and self-configuring. Each mote will consist of three parts: a communication module, a sensor module, and a power module, and be fit for rugged applications, including for spaceflight hardware. There will also be a gateway, which acts as an interface to the outside world. At the minimum, a MEIS network requires one sensor node and one gateway.As a result of significant technical effort, the Phase I was successful in delivering a prototype proving the modular embedded wireless sensor (MEIS) network concept. This also reduces our risk in proceeding forward with our design. The prototype includes hardware and software, both custom designed by Angstrom Designs. 

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