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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,519.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NBCHC040054
Award Id:
69263
Agency Tracking Number:
04110209
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2820 Wilderness Place, Suite C, Boulder, CO, 80301-
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
837492917
Principal Investigator:
Richard Pollack
Chief Technical Officer
(303) 443-6611
rpollack@phaseivengr.com
Business Contact:
Robert Mueller
(303) 443-6611
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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