DYNAMIC REAL-TIME RADIO FREQUENCY TAG NETWORK

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$49,974.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9853
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Johnson Engineering Corp
3055 Center Green Dr, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Arnold J Farstad
(303) 449-8152
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE FEASIBILITY OF A DYNAMIC REAL-TIME RADIO FREQUENCY TAG NETWORK WILL BE DETERMINED AS IT APPLIES TO NAVY APPLICATIONS. USING AN INNOVATIVE GRID ANTENNA NETWORK WITHIN A FACILITY, ITEMS BEARING RF TAGS CAN BE TRACKED IN DYNAMIC REAL-TIME MONITORING WITH THE LATEST STATE-OF-THE-ART ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY. THIS TECHNICAL APPROACH INTEGRATES THREE TECHNOLOGIES; UHF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS, DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY. THE RF TAGS ARE THE SIZE OF A SMALL TRANSISTOR, ATTACHED TO THE ITEMS TO BE TRACKED. THE LOCATION OF EACH ITEM CAN BE MONITORED IN REAL TIME AND IS KNOWN WITH HIGH RESOLUTION. THIS SOLVES THE PROBLEM EXPERIENCED BY THE NAVY WHERE THE RF TAGS MOVE OUTSIDE THE DETECTABLE RANGE AND DATA IS LOST.

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