Marine Asset Tag Tracking System (MATTS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,916.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NBCHC040050
Agency Tracking Number:
04110125
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Information Systems Laboratories
10070 Barnes Canyon Road, San Diego, CA, 92121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Patrick Castelaz
Principal Scientist
(858) 535-9680
pcastelaz@islinc.com
Business Contact:
Margaret Latchman-Geller
(850) 373-2717
mgeller@islinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objective is to demonstrate by analysis and modeling that a MARINE ASSET TAG TRACKING SYSTEM (MATTS) is feasible and capable of satisfying key detection and security-related requirements in a marine shipping environment. ISL¿s unique approach couples proven features of conventional Local Transmit/Receive Network (LTRN) architectures with innovative tag technologies to address the most difficult aspects of single-container access and localization in multiple environments. Development tasks include design of an overall architecture, container tag trade studies, and LTRN design. An optimized MATTS architecture will be developed by incorporating innovative tag design, interactive tag technology, and modified tag reader designs into an overall system definition that addresses marine shipping operations and affordability concerns. Innovative tag designs and communications techniques for accessing and localizing deeply stacked containers will be analyzed. A Local Transmit/Receive Network architecture capable of reliably communicating with all stacked containers, adjunct sensors and data centers will be configured a design based on ISL¿s proven tag Reader product line, incorporating COTS components identified during trade studies. The architecture will be designed to control secure access and communication between tags and remote Data Center(s), enabling on-demand query access and container communications to DHS.

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