Wireless Intra-Soldier Data Reception and Transmission

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-09-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: A082-095-1321
Amount: $69,625.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-095
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
266 West Center Street, Orem, UT, 84057
DUNS: 154163690
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Doug Dobyns
 Chief Engineer
 (801) 467-1199
Business Contact
 Anthony Sutera
Title: CEO
Phone: (801) 467-1199
Email: tsutera@freelinc.com
Research Institution
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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