Electronic Solution for Identification and Tracking of Juvenile Desert Tortoises

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,989.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9302-06-M-0012
Award Id:
79041
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-318-0627
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
308 Via Julita, Encinitas, CA, 92024
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
968092791
Principal Investigator:
MichaelBeigel
President
(760) 633-3868
mike@beigeltech.com
Business Contact:
MichaelBeigel
President
(760) 633-3868
mike@beigeltech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The purpose of the proposed project is to increase the "visibility" of juvenile desert tortoises at a distance by using "tags" that transmit their location and identity to readers using RFID, harmonic radar, or other radar technologies. We propose to accomplish this by using two or more of these emerging technologies. Data generated will be combined with a dynamic, GIS-based database to effectively track the movements of individually-marked tortoises throughout the environment. The system will greatly aid the Air Force's ability to manage its operations at Edwards Air Force Base and will aid other military bases experiencing logistical conflicts with threatened and endangered wildlife. Once developed, the devices and systems will greatly enhance the field of wildlife biology and have broader applications in areas related to asset visibility, tracking, location, and identification.

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