Autonomous Intelligent Store Tracker Sensor (AISTS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-12-C-0085
Agency Tracking Number: N112-094-0877
Amount: $149,904.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N112-094
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
American GNC Corporation
888 Easy Street, Simi Valley, CA, -
DUNS: 611466855
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Tasso Politopoulos
 Chief Scientist
 (805) 582-0582
 tpolito@americangnc.com
Business Contact
 Emily Melgarejo
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (805) 582-0582
Email: emelgarejo@americangnc.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
To support U.S. Navy mission readiness for carriage life monitoring and dynamic event tracking of external stores, AGNC is proposing an autonomous vibration-based system that performs event detection and identification (EDI). The AISTS builds on state-of-the-art spectrum data analysis, embedded low power sensors, advanced and high performance pattern recognition techniques, wireless communication interfaces tailored for metal enclosures, and energy harvesting schemes. Autonomy is a key system characteristic, which is enabled by an ensemble of design techniques. Evaluation of suitable technologies is addressed for customizing a miniaturized, low-power, and reliable sensing system. The AISTS will support mission success by accurate registration of elapsed time associated with dynamic events, while both in-flight and in-storage (on ground). Technological challenges involve securing a long operational life, performing communication through metal walls, and the recognition of dynamic events. Solutions are proposed by addressing a set of novel and innovative technologies within the scope of the AISTS application domain.

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