Command and Control for Embedded Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-06-M-0206
Agency Tracking Number: N064-004-0272
Amount: $69,948.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: N06-T004
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
MAXENTRIC TECHNOLOGIES LLC
2071 Lemoine Avenue Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ, 07024
Duns: 145051095
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Houman Ghajari
 Project Manager
 (858) 272-8800
 houman@maxentric.com
Business Contact
 Kamran Mahbobi
Title: Managing Director
Phone: (201) 242-9805
Email: kamran@maxentric.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
 Rajesh Gupta
 9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA, 92093
 (858) 822-4391
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
MaXentric’s NAVAIR Embedded Assessment System (NEAS) offers a command and control methodology for embedded sensors. NEAS is designed to operate in challenging scenarios, such as weapons effect damage assessment of hard and deeply buried targets. NEAS corrects for deficiencies that are inherent with embedded sensory systems, such as limited communication links, low computational power, small processor memory sizes, noisy sensors, and sensor failure. NEAS enables advanced methods of exploiting embedded sensor networks through two innovations: a novel embedded processing architecture, and an artificial intelligence approach to network behavior. These two features enable dynamic command and control of event reporting, data filtering, collaboration, and data fusion. Phase I efforts focus on evaluation of the feasibility of the sensor network formation, its operation and viability of the sensor data collection, and its data exploitation methodology. BENEFITS: MaXentric’s NAVAIR Embedded Assessment System (NEAS) lays a dependable foundation for effective deployment and operation of embedded sensors, and is thus well positioned to capitalize on this critical demand from both government and commercial markets. Embedded sensors are envisioned to be the “eyes” and “ears” of a modernized U.S. military. MaXentric’s NEAS enables U.S. forces to use embedded sensors to increase precision, lethality, and efficiency. Some prime examples are battle damage assessment, combat power estimation, and portside security. In the long term, embedded networked sensing systems will be found almost everywhere, from the car to the hospital operating room and to the home. MaXentric’s NEAS Command and Control interface for these “smart” embedded sensor networks will enable revolutionary technologies, including Mass Transit Automation, Autonomous Building Management, and Smart Cars.

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