Low Power Smart ISR Sensors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,925.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0348
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-021-0340
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T021
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
1551 Forbes St., Fredericksburg, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
198180937
Principal Investigator:
James Morrison
Program Manager
(540) 373-2374
jmorrison@mcqinc.com
Business Contact:
Keith Armstrong
Chief Operating Officer
(540) 373-2374
karmstrong@mcqinc.com
Research Institution:
George Mason University
Kenneth Hintz
4400 University Drive
MS 1G5
Fairfax, VA, 22030-4444
(703) 993-1592
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
As the application of unattended ground sensors (UGS) expands with larger numbers of units being deployed around the world, the servicing needs and amount of data generated begin to become overwhelming for an organization. To alleviate the demands of this growing challenge we propose to develop a multilayered information based sensor management (IBSM) system in conjunction with designs for lower power sensor systems. The goal of the cognitive sensor manager will be to optimize the sensor field for a 10 year lifetime and ensure reliable detection of targets. For this STTR, McQ is teaming with George Mason University (Mason) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Center of Excellence in C4I. The combination of McQ's considerable expertise in extremely long life network sensors with Mason's expertise in information based sensor management produces a team that is capable of addressing the requirements of a cognitive sensor management system optimized for long operational lifetime. Both organizations have previously performed sensor and sensor management R & D for ONR, experience which will be brought together to develop the information based sensor management system with a 10 year life expectancy.

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