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Passive Optical Bar Code Tagging, Tracking and Identification - Phase II

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: USZA22-02-C-0027
Agency Tracking Number: 01SOC-004
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
102A Wynn Drive
Huntsville, AL 35805
United States
DUNS: 059626395
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Blair Barbour
 (256) 704-3416
Business Contact
 Blair Barbour
Title: President
Phone: (866) 291-4775
Research Institution

Building on a successful Phase 1, phase II is designed to provide a working prototype of the tag interrogator and the passive liquid tags to USSOCOM. The Phase II effort focuses on operationalizing the technologies and techniques developed during Phase I.The ability to passively tag, monitor movement, locate and identify the specific tags has been proven in Phase I. Photon-X team offers an innovative technique to passively tag military troops, military vehicles, military assets and or undercover clandestine operational codes, which are undetectable by the human eye or conventional sensors. Photon-X has developed apatent pending sensor technology called spatial phase, which has demonstrated initial proof of concept for imaging, tracking multi-level transparent bar code tags. Spatial phase technology 1) creates a transparent liquid bar code tag 2) is a portablesensor system for real-time identification of tags, 3) incorporates commercial-off-the-shelf camera technology and 4) uses easy to install bar codes. Spatial phase can be used for automated tracking and inventory of critical military assets as well astransparent tags for clandestine operations. Photon-X has spun-off a commercial venture (Sport-X) dedicated to developinga passive tagging, tracking and identification optical bar code system to be usedin the Sports and interactive gaming markets. The Sport-X mission is to developnon-intrusive tags which can be easily placed on athletes and other sports gear totrack these elements for real-time analysis of the players performance, fatigue,weaknesses, etc., this can be used by coaches or by broadcasters as sports commentary. Sport-X has estimated the sports training and player performance market to beseveral billion for each of the major sports, such as, Football, baseball, soccerand Basketball. Computer animation is when each of these passive non-intrusivetags is placed on the joints and the motion of these tags are recorded real-timeand TCP/IP transmits the 3D coordinates back to central base station for real lifemovement of animated scenes. The invention of new sensors continues to add newdimensions to the way humans

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