Wireless Ethernet-Based Data Acquisition System (WEBDAS)

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,983.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNS04AA10C
Agency Tracking Number:
023809
Solicitation Year:
2002
Solicitation Topic Code:
A5.04
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Invocon Inc.
19221 IH 45 South - Suite 530, Conroe, TX, 77385-8703
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
782566418
Principal Investigator:
Eric Krug
Principal Investigator
(281) 292-9903
ekrug@invocon.com
Business Contact:
Mary Pate
Business Official
(281) 292-9903
pate@invocon.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The feasibility of extremely low-power wireless RF sensors has been demonstrated by Invocon, Inc. and others, but the application of the technology to broader applications, particularly ground test systems, has been limited. Ground test facilities must be capable of providing reliable, laboratory grade instrumentation capabilities as part of a reconfigurable architecture in sometimes extreme environments, while simultaneously considering purchase costs, maintenance and operations costs, and upgrade costs. The proposed system shall enable the use of existing Ethernet hardware and Web-based IT resources for the configuration, acquisition, transmission and display of sensor data from extremely low-power RF sensors. Standard facility and experiment monitoring functions such as set points, alarms, data logging, and status displays will be provided, as well as the capability to integrate wireless sensor data into existing third party data acquisition and analysis tools available at the NASA ground test facilities. Configuration of individual sensors will be via a Web browser, and sensor output will be available anywhere with Internet access. By providing widespread access to miniature RF sensors, this system will enable the creation of a highly flexible, scalable, robust, wireless instrumentation backbone, which can be integrated with the existing resources of NASA rocket engine ground test facilities.

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