Multi-Mode Combat ID

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$115,006.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-06-C-G402
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-086-3402
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
A05-086
Solicitation Number:
2005.2
Small Business Information
Q-TRACK CORP.
515 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35816
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
125134424
Principal Investigator:
Hans Schantz
Chief Scientist
(256) 489-0075
h.schantz@q-track.com
Business Contact:
Jerome Gabig
President
(256) 509-0279
j.gabig@q-track.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Q-Track Corporation (Q-Track) will design and explore the feasibility of a Location Aware Combat ID (LACID) system using a recent wireless breakthrough known as Near Field Electromagnetic Ranging (NFERT) to provide situational awareness of friendly dismounted soldiers and vehicle platforms. The NFER-enabled LACID system will operate in complicated non-line-of-sight environments such as those encountered during military operations in urban terrain (MOUT). The NFER-enabled LACID System will operate within the constraints of the battlefield environment, including challenges of radio signal propagation, Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), Low Probability of Intercept (LPI), line of sight occlusion, multipath, extreme heat and cold, and physical contact. Additionally, a study will be made to examine if production engineering is likely to craft a NFER-enabled LACID tag that would be acceptable to the Army in terms of size, weight, range, and battery life. As part of the Phase I effort, Team member SAIC will prepare a CONOPS for the NFER-enabled LACID system to assure that the design is realistic from an operational perspective.

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