Intelligent Asset Tracking and Management System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$999,874.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8103-04-C-0138
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-2801
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, 77840
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
555403328
Principal Investigator:
Ronald Fernandes
(979) 260-5274
rfernandes@kbsi.com
Business Contact:
Donielle Mayer
(979) 260-5274
dmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
KBSI proposes to develop an Intelligent Asset Tracking and Management System (IATMS) that will continuously locate, track, and manage assets across a large facility. Lack of adequate asset tracking and management is a significant problem in any MRO organization, where errors in identifying accurate information about an asset or its location can lead to a shutdown situation, potentially causing tremendous delays and huge losses. In the case of OC-ALC, asset management has enormous value because of the huge store of assets such as Ground Support Equipment and tools. The Phase I effort resulted in a unified framework for locating and managing assets, for both indoors and outdoors, by developing an innovative hybrid solution that uses multiple locating techniques and the existing low-cost wireless network infrastructure. The Phase II effort will build off the Phase I results by (i) extending and hardening the Phase I prototype, (ii) developing innovative data fusion techniques, (iii) providing knowledge discovery support, and (iv) providing optimization of asset assignments to MRO tasks. We expect the Phase II effort to be efficient and cost-effective for location identification/storage/visualization and spatio-temporal knowledge discovery not only for OC-ALC but also throughout DoD depots and MRO centers.

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