Optical Localization Techniques for Micro-Sensor Network Devices

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,998.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-08-C-0203
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0371
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
967722125
Principal Investigator:
Chris Wieland
President
(970) 686-6898
cwieland@dellaenterprises.com
Business Contact:
Chris Wieland
President
(970) 686-6898
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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