Miniature RF Communications Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-C005
Agency Tracking Number: A092-076-1307
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-076
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, 20855
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wendy Nicholas
 Senior Electrical Engineer
 (301) 294-5273
Business Contact
 Mark James
Title: Director, Contract and Proposal Man
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Research Institution
A09-076 Forward HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Automatic Collection The DOD has initiated the Distributed Common Ground/Surfaces System (DCGS) framework to develop a common, interoperable system to simplify processing of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance data. This effort supports commanders and soldiers with a cohesive communications network. The capability of exchanging digitized data between forward Human Intelligence collectors and Brigade centers will provide information in minutes that currently takes weeks. Some key Army requirements are not being met with existing RF communications devices. A low weight, low power, credit card size device with two-way communication in DCGS-A data format, weighing less than 5 pounds, with a maximum surface area of 3.3”x 2”, using less than 2W of power to transmit, with receiver with sensitivity better than -95 dBm, and including storage and processing for voice data and automated Human Intelligence data is required. Additionally, it will need to use commercially available batteries and transmit and receive up to 15 km. IAI intends to thoroughly investigate existing radio platforms to develop the most power efficient and reliable RF radio. IAI will borrow technology developed for its ongoing Phase I DARPA contract, which includes a portable medical recorder with a front end that includes noise cancellation in both hardware and software.

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