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Wireless Fire Detector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9200-08-C-0090
Agency Tracking Number: F073-130-0396
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF073-130
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-03-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-12-06
Small Business Information
5100 Springfield Street, Suite 418
Dayton, OH 45431
United States
DUNS: 002231525
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Haas
 Senior Engineer
 (937) 252-2710
Business Contact
 Daniel Cyphers
Title: Vice President
Phone: (937) 252-2710
Research Institution

The proposed Skyward/ESI wireless fire detector system is a forward-looking concept that utilizes a collection of some commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies, applies them to this unique problem, and creates an innovative package addressing the many requirements of this SBIR topic. This system uses electro-optical devices in the form of a combination of photodiodes and thin film thermopiles (similar to fire detection technology already employed on the Joint Striker Fighter aircraft) for the fire detectors to target likely aircraft fire sources and to reduce the incidence of false detection by using comparative logic. This system also uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for transmission, which enables the detectors to be reduced in size and increased in quantity, eliminates wiring for the detectors, simplifies attachment requirements, and offers, with available technology, the potential for moving toward a semi-passive or even passive power source for the detectors. As this proposal shows, the final solution positively addresses requirements associated with weight, cost, false detection, response time, power requirements, installation requirements, and communication.

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