Low-Cost Automatic Shipboard Wireless Configuration Management

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,974.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00167-02-C-0037
Award Id:
59490
Agency Tracking Number:
N02-037-05
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12450 Fair Lakes Circle, Suite 625, Fairfax, VA, 22033
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153245857
Principal Investigator:
Charles Walton
Software Engineer
(808) 338-1647
cwalton@dsrnet.com
Business Contact:
Alan Mischler
Chief Financial Officer
(703) 885-3603
amischer@dsrnet.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"The objective of this SBIR is to demonstrate an inexpensive, open architecture and accurate ship based automated Configuration Management (C/M) System. This system will employ wireless Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) such as passive RadioFrequency Identification Devices (RFID) or Real Time Location System (RTLS). These AIT devices are read/write addressable and will internally store National Stock Number (NSN), Part Number, Model Number, Modification Number and other O&M data as allowedby addressable storage on the device. These devices when interrogated by a fixed array or mobile tag readers are merged into a single cohesive C/M database. The middleware platform serves to universally communicate with different types of RFIDtechnologies and provide for navigational cross-referencing to ship's Operations & Maintenance (O&M) databases. Middleware will be designed using a "customer's based approach for establishing requirements". Middleware allows technology refresh, costcompetitiveness and seamless integration with existing C/M databases. This system will simplify current shipboard C/M administration/validation, reduce manual human interaction with numerous databases, forms and documentation. The goal is to reducemanpower, data entry errors, improve integrity of the ship's C/M database(s) and ultimately provide for sustained operational readiness. The proposed Phase I investigation is expected to yield strategies for e

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