Wireless, Time-synchronized, Event Control System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9201-11-C-0129
Agency Tracking Number: F103-236-2112
Amount: $96,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-236
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
McQ Inc.
1551 Forbes St., Fredericksburg, VA, -
DUNS: 198180937
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Winston
 Engineer II
 (540) 373-2374
 mwinston@mcqinc.com
Business Contact
 Keith Armstrong
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (540) 373-2374
Email: karmstrong@mcqinc.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
ABSTRACT: The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of producing a wide-area, wireless, time-synchronized event controller system (WTECS). The proposed solution will provide a reliable, low cost, non-intrusive system that can record sensor data, control events, and display data in real time by employing a distributed network of wireless event controllers. BENEFIT: There is a critical need for the ability to precisely measure and control events on high speed test tracks, such as the Holloman high speed test track (HHSTT). Typical event measurement and control systems consist of a set of sensors along the track that are connected by individual cables to a centralized data acquisition system where the signals are digitized for processing and analysis. This architecture has many disadvantages. It is cumbersome and obtrusive because of the amount of cabling required to connect the sensors to the data acquisition unit. Additionally, because of the long measurement lines these systems are very susceptible to loss, delay, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) which can corrupt the signal leading to poor signal quality. Most importantly, timing latency becomes significant when signal must travel several miles down the track. McQ is proposing a system design that will overcome these challenges. The proposed solution will provide a reliable, low cost, non-intrusive system that can record sensor data, control events, and display data in real time by employing a distributed network of wireless event controllers.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government