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

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CE32P
Agency Tracking Number: 095467
Amount: $99,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: O1.05
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2019 Georgetown Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI, 48105-1532
DUNS: 118732838
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tayfun Ozdemir
 Principal Investigator
 (734) 222-4558
 tayfun@virtualem.com
Business Contact
 Tayfun Ozdemir
Title: President
Phone: (734) 222-4558
Email: 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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