Electronic Solution for Identification and Tracking of Juvenile Desert Tortoises

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9302-06-M-0012
Agency Tracking Number: F061-318-0627
Amount: $99,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-318
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
308 Via Julita, Encinitas, CA, 92024
DUNS: 968092791
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Beigel
 (760) 633-3868
Business Contact
 Michael Beigel
Title: President
Phone: (760) 633-3868
Email: mike@beigeltech.com
Research Institution
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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