Elimination of Electromagnetic Radiation Hazards in support of Ship Material Loadout Automation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00189-09-C-Z020
Agency Tracking Number: N071-068-0933
Amount: $599,933.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-068
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
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: Project Manager
Phone: (201) 242-9805
Email: kmahbobi@maxentric.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
MaXentric is proposing to design, develop and evaluate an automatic identification technology (AIT) prototype system. Although it is based on the concept of radio frequency identification (RFID), the new system is label-based and chip-less. In addition, it is HERO safe at zero standoff because it operates in millimeter wavelengths, which allows a smaller safe separation distance compared to other typical frequencies used for AIT. The phase II of the project involves considerable efforts to implement the ideas in hardware and software. On the hardware front, a reliable test and measurement setup shall be constructed in order to determine instances of false alarms, assess environmental challenges, investigate leakage issues, and help to characterize the labels. On the software front, signal processing algorithms from electrical engineering shall be used to perform system tasks including characterization and identification of labels. Proper performance evaluations are conducted at each step. In the end, all efforts shall lead to the development of a VERA portal system prototype.

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