Adaptive Communication System for Extreme Power Line Networks

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$375,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-06-C-0221
Award Id:
68848
Agency Tracking Number:
04SB3-0070
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
533 193 Street, Ames, IA, 50010
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
141449053
Principal Investigator:
WilliamBlack
President
(515) 232-0990
wcblack@nmicrodesign.com
Business Contact:
WilliamBlack
President
(515) 232-0990
wcblack@nmicrodesign.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
An ad-hoc networking method is proposed for use over existing power lines in large commercial buildings. The network is minimally sensitive to lossy elements such as distribution transformers and tripped or OFF circuit breakers and hardware may be made interoperable with existing power line communication systems. Adaption performance of the network is programmable so that various sensor requirements may be accomodated with near optimal power efficiency. The proposed prototypes will maximize use of commercially available and programmable components so as to minimize cost and functional risk.

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