Wireless Intra-Soldier Data Reception and Transmission

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,625.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W909MY-09-C-0021
Award Id:
87230
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-095-1321
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
266 West Center Street, Orem, UT, 84057
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
154163690
Principal Investigator:
DougDobyns
Chief Engineer
(801) 467-1199
ddobyns@freelinc.com
Business Contact:
AnthonySutera
CEO
(801) 467-1199
tsutera@freelinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The solution proposed employees "Near-Field Magnetic Induction" (NFMI). Conventional radio frequency (RF) technologies are challenged to provide reliable and secure wireless communication. While conventional RF based wireless communication systems are useful in sending large amounts of data and for communicating over long distances, the inherent structure of the RF spectrum results in interference and crowding among devices and information security issues, and requires a great deal of power. NFMI enables soldier-worn or carried devices to communicate over short distances, with minimal power demand. NFMI is well-suited for short-distance personal communications. NFMI does not communicate using the RF properties of the electro-magnetic spectrum; it uses the magnetic field close to the transceiver. Since NFMI does not rely on RF-based transmission for communication, it is immune to interference from RF sources. By expanding and modulating the Near-Field, NFMI will envelop the personal space of each soldier and prove inherently private and secure while enabling soldier-worn or carried devices to communicate. By encapsulating the transmission within that space and by limiting the range to only what the application requires, NFMI will achieve the benefits of dedicated communication channels, no bandwidth sharing, complete frequency re-use between bubbles, and a substantial savings in power.

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