Nested RFID System of Integrated Active and Passive Tags and Readers to Improve Supply Chain Management

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$569,507.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-06-C-0265
Agency Tracking Number:
N042-180-0669
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-180
Solicitation Number:
2004.2
Small Business Information
PHASE IV ENGINEERING, INC.
2820 Wilderness Place, #C, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
837492917
Principal Investigator:
Richard Pollack
CTO
(303) 443-6611
rpollack@phaseivengr.com
Business Contact:
Robert Mueller
CEO
(206) 932-1868
rmueller@phaseivengr.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This project will result in the development of an always available wireless node (AAWN) that serves as the central communication control connecting an expeditionary pack up kit wireless sensor network (WSN) and optional passive EPC RFID reader to wide area communications including SATCOM. The AAWN will conform to environmental operating requirements for deployment in harsh USMC and USN environmental and handling conditions across a diversity of climates, including deserts, mountains, and at sea. The project will also include identifying USN / USMC RF regulations, requirements, and certification processes, and design the AAWN and associated WSN network for compliance. To achieve a minimum of a one year battery life while supporting a fully functional WSN network, with at least daily Iridium connection and periodic RFID reader use, micro fuel cell options for trickle charging the AAWN batteries will be explored and incorporated into the AAWN design.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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