Remote Interrogator for Munition Recorder Instrument Packages (RIMRIP)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-13-M-0188
Agency Tracking Number: F131-105-0835
Amount: $149,611.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-105
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
3500 Shannon Park Drive, Fredericksburg, VA, -
DUNS: 145945833
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Tacke
 Senior Principal Engineer
 (540) 374-1000
Business Contact
 Albert Lauer
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (540) 374-1000
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: Syntronics proposes the development of a shock hardened miniaturized Remote Interrogator which provides two way wireless communication through earth, water, and salt water. The range through these media is anticipated to be significantly greater than 5 meters at a data rate of 50kbits/sec or greater. Two technologies are used simultaneously. Ultra-sound is used for long range communication through water, and RF is used for long range communications through earth. The RF link is autonomously frequency agile in order to provide the maximum coupling with different soil types and moisture contents. BENEFIT: The development of the technology for a Remote Interrogator could be useful for through the earth communications for search and rescue in mines or underwater. The ruggedness, small size, and power consumption of the Remote Interrogator make this technology applicable as a location/communications device to be carried by an individual in danger of being trapped underground, water, ice, or snow, for example, a skier covered by an avalanche, a spelunker trapped in a cave, or a scuba diver trapped under water.

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