Wireless Sensing for Survivable Machinery Control

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-05-M-0192
Agency Tracking Number: N054-020-0189
Amount: $99,973.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-T020
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
9607 Jomar Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22032
DUNS: 140785929
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Jamieson
 Chief Engineer
 (919) 368-0212
Business Contact
 Joseph Liverman
Title: Principal
Phone: (571) 331-9431
Email: andy.liverman@3phoenix.com
Research Institution
 Numan S Dogan
 Dept. Electrical/Computer Eng
Greensboro, NC, 27411
 (336) 334-7348
 Nonprofit college or university
The opportunity presented is to develop a robust innovative shipboard wireless network architecture capable of communication among "intelligent" components within a machinery control system. Significant cost savings can be realized in ship installation if the resultant network is capable of operation within, through, and around multiple steel compartments, bulkheads, and obstructions. The evaluation and development of a scalable hybrid fiber wireless system will enable Future Naval Capabilities to realize a highly automated ship necessary to attain manning reduction goals. State of the art control and automation systems impart distributed control as opposed to centralized architectures. Each control node is an "intelligent" autonomous device that is a member of a logical group capable of inter-node communications. Nodes share information to facilitate independent control. The architecture developed under this Phase I will significantly reduce the network installation cost, the overall system weight, provide a highly survivable control system, and enable technology insertion of the new system on existing platforms.

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