Sensor Node Radio (SNRadio) for Ad Hoc Sensor and Munitions Networks (9640)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9128Z-04-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number: A032-0729
Amount: $119,978.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-117
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
1069 Elkton Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
DUNS: 089808760
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 low-cost, low-power, Sensor Node Radio (SNRadio) specifically designed to support ad hoc sensor and miniature networks for FCS and OFW. It supports ad hoc sensor and munitions network protocols. The SNRadio provides the first link in communication paths between the Sensor Node and the User. The SNRadio maximizes sensor time-on-station by minimizing network communications power requirements. Its DSSS waveform facilitates LPI, LPD, jam-resistant communication at 1 Mchip/second. The proposed SNRadio is realized completely with COTS components built around R.F. Monolithics' (RFM) ASH 3 Transceiver. RFM claims that the ASH 3 receiver consumes less power than any other receiver in the world at any given bit rate. Q-DOT will conceptually design network protocols and a secure waveform in Phase I to project SNRadio size, cost, power consumption, and performance. (Separately, Q-DOT proposes to develop the next generation ASH 4 transceiver (under Topic A03-121) which is specifically tailored to support ad hoc sensor networks.) A network of SNRadios coupled with a COTS sensor package will be designed, built, and demonstrated in Phase II.

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