Optical Localization Techniques for Micro-Sensor Network Devices

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0203
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0371
Amount: $98,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-022
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
DELLA ENTERPRISES, INC.
3425 North County Road 3, Loveland, CO, 80538
DUNS: 967722125
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chris Wieland
 President
 (970) 686-6898
 cwieland@dellaenterprises.com
Business Contact
 Chris Wieland
Title: President
Phone: (970) 686-6898
Email: cwieland@dellaenterprises.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We present a novel approach to the optical localization of remote sensors. Using a proprietary solution, we are able to determine longitude, latitude and altitude of a randomly placed remote sensor by purely optical means or by a combination of optical and RF communications techniques. Our approach is low-cost, eye-safe, stealthy, and minimizes or eliminates the need for human involvement in the localization process. Further, our approach easily handles hundreds of sensors spread over many miles of difficult terrain. Localization is quick and reliable. Our technology is easily integrated into existing and new designs for remote sensing.

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