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Precision Inventory for Distribution Center (PIDC) Using Battery-Free RFID Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Logistics Agency
Contract: SP4701-23-P-0076
Agency Tracking Number: L232-005-0049
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DLA232-005
Solicitation Number: 23.2
Solicitation Year: 2023
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-09-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-03-18
Small Business Information
5776 Stoneridge Mall Rd., Suite 226
Pleasanton, CA 94588-4513
United States
DUNS: 963403428
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Faranak Nekoogar
 (408) 421-7537
Business Contact
 Dr. Richard E. Twogood
Phone: (925) 787-7231
Research Institution

To address the DLA need for an automated inventory system that integrates with DLA databases such as warehouse management system (WMS), and the warehouse execution system (WES), Dirac Solutions, Inc. proposes to develop a new Precision Inventory for Distribution Centers (PIDC). DSI’s proposed feasibility study for Precision Inventory for Distribution Centers (PIDC) leverages the experience gained from the past automated inventory deployments using novel passive RFID systems and offers new innovations such as small and light weight RFID reader and antennas integrated with mobile platforms such as drones and robots. In Phase I, DSI will investigate the capability gaps, requirements, functional specifications, user interface/database, and will develop a feasibility study for a reliable automated inventory system based on passive (battery-free) RFID systems that address DLA distribution centers (DCs) inventory management requirements in real time. In Phase II, DSI plans to develop functional prototypes of an automated inventory system, integrate with DLA databases such as warehouse management system (WMS), and the warehouse execution system (WES).

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