Distributed Sensor System Innovations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0246
Agency Tracking Number: N071-070-0287
Amount: $99,854.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-070
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
13135 Lee Jackson Hwy, Suite 330, Fairfax, VA, 22033
DUNS: 140785929
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Jamieson
 Chief Engineer
 (919) 562-5333
Business Contact
 Andy Liverman
Title: Program Director
Phone: (703) 956-6480
Email: andy.liverman@3phoenix.com
Research Institution
The primary objective of this Phase I SBIR is to develop cost effective distributed sensor systems which will enable the Navy to reduce the total costs of ownership while achieving system performance and reliability goals. The two most significant challenges facing the Navy sensor systems community today are system availability and cost. Current solutions have been very polarized in results in that the cost effective systems have yielded unacceptable availability while higher availability systems are at prohibitive cost levels. Achieving these objectives will require a multifaceted approach that addresses not only the cost of the electronics but adopts scalable simplified system architectures. The approach must develop innovative packaging approaches, facilitate improved sensor manufacturing processes, utilize new sensor technologies that are more cost effectively scaled to higher performance applications, and transition to higher levels of component integration. Extending this capability across multiple sensor systems and the synchronous data fusion of either homogeneous and/or heterogeneous sets of sensors will enable Future Naval Capabilities to realize multi-sensor system processing and provide greatly enhanced detection capabilities while attaining system availability and cost goals.

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