Wireless LAN Emissions Attenuation Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-04-M-0081
Agency Tracking Number: N041-076-0881
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-076
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
7519 Standish Place, Suite 200, Rockville, MD, 20855
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Leonard Haynes
 (301) 295-5250
Business Contact
 Marc Toplin
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (301) 294-5215
Email: mtoplin@i-a-i.com
Research Institution
As stated, solicitation N04-076 is requesting a system that violates basic physics. A propagating RF wave attenuates at a rate defined by Maxwell's Equations and without a physical barrier, no additional attenuation can be obtained. Our solution approaches the final goal - how to implement reliable and flexible RF communication throughout a ship without violating EMCON requirements. We do this with a synergistic combination of two technologies, both of which we have been working on for many years. These two innovations are Time Modulated Ultra-wideband (TM-UWB) radio and ad hoc mobile networks. The TM-UWB chip set and operational TM-UWB radios using this chip set are available off the shelf and the software is fully TCP-IPV4 compatible. The ad hoc mobile network technology is also available now, and has already been ported to a commercially available hand held PDA. Together this means that the total system can be tested on a ship during Phase 1. Such a test would demonstrate that robust ship wide communication can be achieved, yet the signals outside the ship meet EMCON requirements. The proposal is very explicit in proving that the required 64 dBs attenuation will be achieved.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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