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Inductive Vehicle Identification System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 36116
Amount: $99,402.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
213 Taylor St
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joseph E. Roehl
 (540) 372-2004
Business Contact
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Research Institution

Project will develop an inexpensive vehicle identification system capable of identifying vehicles at speeds from 0 to 85 miles per hour using a conventional inductive loop or an overhead reader. System will have the following characteristics: 1) compatible with existing vehicle detector inductive loops already installed at many facilities minimizing implementation costs, 2) utilize low frequency magnetic induction instead of RF radiation to minimize interference with RF communications and localize the data transfer to the lane of interest, and 3) require no FCC license. The system will radiate less than 10E-8 watts of RF power. Phase I will build a breadboard system to demonstrate the concept. Phase II will develop a prototype and thoroughly test it at government and commercial sites. Scentczar's innovative approach willl use a simple collar mounted on the vehicle license plate containing an antenna and the vehicle transponder. No modification to the vehicle or license plate will be required. The collar may be permanently attached to the license plate if desired. Project will be based on theoretical work on loop detectors performed by the Bureau of Public Roads in the 1960's which has never been implemented in hardware.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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