Ultra-wideband Sensor Web

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-02-M-0249
Agency Tracking Number: N023-0172
Amount: $69,534.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Cynetics Corp.
P.O. Box 2422 (2603 S. Highway 79), Rapid City, SD, 57709
DUNS: 603076480
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Don Lefevre
 President
 (605) 394-6430
 cynetics@rapidnet.com
Business Contact
 Don Lefevre
Title: President
Phone: (605) 394-6430
Email: cynetics@rapidnet.com
Research Institution
 S. D. School of Mines & Technology
 Larry Simonson
 501 E. St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD, 57701
 (605) 394-2451
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
"Cynetics Corporation proposes to determine the feasibility of using ultra-wideband (UWB) sensors which combine both communications and radar in a single waveform. The Principal Investigator for the proposed research has already converted a UWB radar intoa one-megabit per second communications system. That effort lead to an understanding of certain critical issues in implementing UWB systems. Cynetics will use this understanding of these critical issues to generate a UWB system methodology that preservesthe good features of UWB systems while dealing with their inherent difficulties in a way that will not generate an increasingly complex system. The Cynetics UWB system is expected to have excellent immunity to UWB pulse distortions. The proposed technology, if proven feasible, will enable self-calibrating sensor webs which can determine the presence of intruders and vehicles, and their positions. The same technology will allow asset tracking, which can be applied to logistics, butalso to warehousing and asset tracking in the commercial sector. This represents a very large market."

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