RFID-Enabled Navigation and Communication Networks for Long-Duration Space Missions

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,989.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX10CE32P
Agency Tracking Number:
095467
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
O1.05
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Virtual EM, Inc.
2019 Georgetown Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI, 48105-1532
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
118732838
Principal Investigator:
Tayfun Ozdemir
Principal Investigator
(734) 222-4558
tayfun@virtualem.com
Business Contact:
Tayfun Ozdemir
President
(734) 222-4558
tayfun@virtualem.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Virtual EM Inc. proposes a system that employs semi-passive RFID sensors with carbon nanotube inkjet-printed antenna and solar powered mesh-networked beacons. The tags will be powered by printed thin film batteries and/or via energy harvesting. Beacons will communicate among themselves and read the semi-active RFID tags worn by the astronauts. The location will be fixed via triangulation and this information will be beamed back to the astronauts.

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