Sensor Node Radio (SNRadio) for Ad Hoc Sensor and Munitions Networks (9667)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-05-C-R201
Agency Tracking Number: A032-0729
Amount: $729,993.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2002
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-117
Solicitation Number: 2002.2
Small Business Information
1069 Elkton Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Harrell
 Manager, RF & Optical Sys
 (719) 590-1112
Business Contact
 Thomas Linnenbrink
Title: President & Technical Dir
Phone: (719) 590-1112
Research Institution
Q-DOT proposes to develop a Sensor Node Radio (SNRadio) specifically for ad hoc sensors and munitions network for military application. While considerable effort is currently focused on commercial sensor networks, these commercial products fall substantially short of fulfilling military requirements. Specifically, commercial systems: 1) Offer limited or no data security; 2) Are vulnerable to a sophisticated adversary; 3) Are incapable of adapting to the requirements of unique deployments: 4) Are inflexible if their frequency of operation; and, 5) Do not transmit with sufficient power to span larger ranges. The proposed SNRadio will address all of these shortcomings in a small, low-power, low-cost package. The Phase II effort will focus on designing and building critical RF circuitry in a SiGe Bi CMOS process available through DoD's Trusted Foundry. This RF chip will be integrated with available COTS components to form a SNRadio breadboard suitable for integration into a system-on-a-chip (SoC) or system-in-a-Package (SiP) form in Phase III.

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