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Tracktag-A GPS/RFID Tag for Location and Status Monitoring

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG03-96ER82234
Agency Tracking Number: 34659
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1996
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
14960 Woodcarver Road
Colorado S, CO 80921
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Alison K. Brown
 (719) 481-4877
Business Contact
 Mr. Steven G. Miller
Title: Director-Business Development
Phone: (719) 481-4877
Research Institution

40959 November 19, 1996
NAVSYS Corporation

A low cost, miniature, low power device is needed to identify the time and location of any tampering with storage containers, vehicles, and military systems. This project addresses this need by integrating two proven technologies: a miniaturized Global Positioning System location sensor and a miniaturized tag integrated circuit. The tag integrated circuit includes a direct sequence spread spectrum microwave frequency radio, a microcontroller, and low power static random access memory integrated onto a single chip. The combination of the two technologies provides a low cost, low power, highly miniaturized tracking device that can be activated to record the time and position of any tampering with critical shipments. Phase I will integrate and test the system to demonstrate technological feasibility. In Phase II, a miniaturized, low power sensor will be built and tested in a 2"x2" assembly.

Anticipated Results/Potential Commercial Applications as described by the awardee: The miniaturized sensor should have commercial applications in asset management security and surveillance.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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