WISPER (Wireless Intelligent Sensor Platform for Emergency Responders)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: D09PC75455 (formerly NBCHC090011)
Agency Tracking Number: 0722005
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB07.2-004
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
828 Fort Street Mall Suite 600, Honolulu, HI, 96813-4314
DUNS: 144540283
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Siu
 (808) 954-4195
Business Contact
 Ken Cheung
Phone: (808) 531-3177
Email: kcheung@oceanit.com
Research Institution
Oceanit proposes to develop a low cost, reliable, wireless mesh networking system that will enable remote monitoring and tracking of sensors on emergency responders in hostile building environments. The heart of the system will use a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) wireless mesh networking IC platform for low-power and low-cost communications. By using a wireless mesh network, low-power wireless transceivers can be used because messages do not need to be sent directly to a site commander, rather, they can be passed from node to node. Using this network, sensors can be used to monitor the vital signs of each and every emergency responder.

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