Adaptive Communication System for Extreme Power Line Networks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0221
Agency Tracking Number: 04SB3-0070
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: SB043-038
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
533 193 Street, Ames, IA, 50010
DUNS: 141449053
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Black
 (515) 232-0990
Business Contact
 William Black
Title: President
Phone: (515) 232-0990
Research Institution
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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