Autonomous Intelligent Store Tracker Sensor (AISTS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-12-C-0035
Agency Tracking Number: N112-094-0877
Amount: $749,981.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N112-094
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
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
Business Contact
 Emily Melgarejo
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (805) 582-0582
Research Institution
The objective of Phase II is to provide a device capable of measuring, correlating, and logging a wide range of dynamic events for external store carriages and that is accompanied by a mobile data retrieval/logging tool and base station analysis software. For achieving this, AGNC is providing the U.S. Navy with the"Autonomous Intelligent Store Tracker Sensor"(AISTS) architecture consisting of: (i) an internal self-sufficient sensor device with embedded processing and sensors for determining events experienced by external stores; (ii) novel thru-metal wall communication and powering system; (iii) hand-held reader with a user-friendly interface for interrogating and powering the internal sensor; and (iv) base station with an information system to support store maintenance. The successful completion of Phase II lays the groundwork for a new technology to be integrated into applications involving event monitoring, maintenance procedures, pattern recognition, and wireless thru-metal communication. An immediate benefit is that the AISTS will enable automatic tracking and recording of dynamic events while in-flight or on-ground, and then this information can be used for assessing and validating the design carriage life of the store, as well as to determine the potential future life until service.

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