Ultraviolet Communication for Medical Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-12-C-0043
Agency Tracking Number: A112-110-0411
Amount: $149,963.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-110
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
4750 W. Bancroft, Toledo, OH, -
DUNS: 009480893
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lee Cross
 Project Manager
 (419) 536-5741
Business Contact
 Carol Wedding
Title: President
Phone: (419) 536-5741
Email: cwedding@teamist.com
Research Institution
Under this SBIR Imaging Systems Technology will demonstrate an ultraviolet (UV) non-line-of-sight (NLOS) bidirectional communication breadboard using an array of high output power UV-C Plasma-shell emitters. Ultra rugged, low cost short wavelength UV Plasma-shell emitters enable wireless military casualty monitoring systems with no RF interference and low detectability. Data rates of 57.6 kbps will be demonstrated at 50 meters with reasonable bit error rate. A model will be developed for indoor and outdoor scattering communication channels. The breadboard system will use COTS photomultplier tube (PMT) receivers with wide-angle optics that can be upgraded to semiconductor avalanche photodiodes (APD) as they become available. A comprehensive literature survey of past DoD-sponsored work will be a helpful resource for future UV NLOS development.

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