Ultraviolet Communication for Medical Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$999,992.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W81XWH-12-C-0043
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5229
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-110
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Imaging Systems Technology
4750 W. Bancroft, Toledo, OH, 43615
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
000000000
Principal Investigator:
Lee Cross
Senior Research Engineer
(419) 536-5741
lcross@teamist.com
Business Contact:
Carol Wedding
President
(419) 536-5741
cwedding@teamist.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Under this Phase II SBIR IST will extend research conducted in Phase I to demonstrate several viable configurations for UV non-line-of-sight (UV NLOS) communication. Under Phase I, IST performed a survey of literature and an investigation of off-the-shelf and emerging technology. IST also worked to optimize its Plasma-shell technology as a key UVC light emitting component of the transceiver. It was concluded in Phase I, that currently there is a trade-off between power and performance. System sensitivity and speed can be increased if one is willing to employ large arrays of emitters and sensitive detectors. However, this increases power consumption and system weight. Relatively light weight low power systems can be fabricated at the expense of distance, and communication speed. Under Phase II IST will investigate the development of a system that employs both architectures to achieve optimum results. The system will consist of a powerful stationary hub anchored to a vehicle or building in communication with small devices attached to medical equipment or personnel. The system will feature a networking capability that allows the small devices to communicate amongst themselves and relay messages to the hub.

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