Marine Asset Tag Tracking System (MATTS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC040050
Agency Tracking Number: 04110125
Amount: $99,916.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
10070 Barnes Canyon Road, San Diego, CA, 92121
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Patrick Castelaz
 Principal Scientist
 (858) 535-9680
Business Contact
 Margaret Latchman-Geller
Phone: (850) 373-2717
Research Institution
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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