Low Power Smart ISR Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0348
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-021-0340
Amount: $79,925.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T021
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
1551 Forbes St., Fredericksburg, VA, -
DUNS: 198180937
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Morrison
 Program Manager
 (540) 373-2374
Business Contact
 Keith Armstrong
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (540) 373-2374
Email: 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
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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