Adaptation of Advanced Technology for Ordnance Surveillance to a Marine Asset Tag Tracking System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC040054
Agency Tracking Number: 04110209
Amount: $99,519.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Phase IV Engineering, Inc.
2820 Wilderness Place, Suite C, Boulder, CO, 80301-
Duns: 837492917
Hubzone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Pollack
 Chief Technical Officer
 (303) 443-6611
 rpollack@phaseivengr.com
Business Contact
 Robert Mueller
Phone: (303) 443-6611
Email: rmueller@phaseivengr.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In Phase I, Phase IV proposes to develop the overall architecture and design of a prototype RF system for shipping containers that will operate in the marine environment while being loaded stacked aboard ship, on board deck of a ship in a stack, unloaded, and moved and stacked in shipping terminals. Phase IV has developed a state-of-the-art RF system for tracking and monitoring munitions, both at land and at sea, for NAVSEA. The Advanced Technology Ordnance System (ATOS) includes active RF tags, fixed readers, and handheld readers. The tags have advanced power management; 4Mb of memory; IP-67 packaging (capable of immersion in water for 30 minutes); temperature, humidity, and shock sensing; and programmable alerts. The fixed readers have Ethernet interfaces and can be daisy chained to cover a wide perimeter. The handheld readers are derivatives of a COTS Pocket PC data collection device. Phase IV has also developed the Barrier Communication System (BCS) for wireless transmission through metal container walls. Phase IV proposes to adapt and commercialize the ATOS and BCS technology for a production marine asset tag tracking system. Phase IV is prepared to demonstrate the ATOS and BCS system to HSARPA upon request.

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