Tactical Wireless Ground Sensor Network Deployment and Maintenance System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-13-C-0164
Agency Tracking Number: A131-014-0916
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: A13-014
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, -
DUNS: 054672662
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Patrick Toole
 Senior Scientist
 (805) 968-6787
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Email: mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a portable tool for deployment planning, real-time monitoring, and maintenance of tactical wireless ground sensor networks. The tool will consist of a tablet (iPad, Android, or Windows) application and a desktop/cloud web service application. The tablet app will be used by the warfighter for planning, display, plan modification, sensor monitoring, and system maintenance. The app will be designed to operate standalone, but when connected (via Wi-Fi or cellular) will quietly retrieve relevant map data, target information, and sensor and radio models from the desktop. The desktop application will be based upon Toyon's Geospatial Analysis Planning Support Toolbox, a geographic information system (GIS) framework complete with an intuitive graphical user interface, detailed 3-D environment models (terrain, foliage, buildings, and weather), rapid line-of-sight algorithms, established communication models, and real-time network analysis. The sensor network planning algorithms will employ an iterative approach which utilizes A* search for coarse localization and combinatorial optimization for final location fine-tuning. The algorithms account for real equipment constraints (e.g., non- omni-directional sensors, scanning sensors, radar minimum detectable velocity, and network signal strength) and optimize heterogeneous sensor sets with multiple sensor modalities, providing accurate and timely results.

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