Modular Micro-Environmental Pod System for Situational Awareness

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: N00164-02-C-6007
Agency Tracking Number: C021-0083
Amount: $69,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite #130, Littleton, CO, 80127
DUNS: 148034408
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Patrick French
 Instruments Program Mgr.
 (303) 874-8275
 pat.french@adatech.com
Business Contact
 Clifton Brown, Jr.
Title: President
Phone: (303) 874-8264
Email: cliff.brown@adatech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"A suite of modular, rugged, easily deployable, field maintainable sensor pods capable of acquiring weather, chemical warfare agent, pollution, geographic and seismic data that can be tailored for multiple missions would provide essential battlefieldintelligence. These sensor pods would auto-network together to relay spatially and temporally stamped data back to a central hub with little user set-up. The variably configured sensor pods could be rapidly deployed by hand or aircraft. Data from thesystem could be fed to modeling software to obtain source attribution and determine meteorological conditions without having to rely on outdated ground force or satellite information.ADA Technologies proposes to develop a plug-and-play flexible system for multiple sensors that can be field configured to the mission requirements. In this Phase I SBIR, ADA will leverage two enabling technologies including a miniature self-networkingsensor pod (the platform for communication and collection of meteorological data) and a MEMS Radio Frequency Ion Mobility Spectrometer (for CWAs and pollutants). The modular system would weigh a couple of pounds and measure CWAs, pollutants,meteorological parameters, GPS location and contain a radio modem for communications. In Phase II, other sensors such as micro-seismometers would be configured for plug-and-play attachment to the basic platform. Phase I success will set the stage for a Phase II prototype/field

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