Scalable Wireless Geo-Telemetry Capability for Miniature Smart Sensors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,998.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9132V-05-C-0010
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-153-1273
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
A04-153
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Small Business Information
ADA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite #130, Littleton, CO, 80127
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
148034408
Principal Investigator:
Lynette Laffea
Senior Research Engineer
(303) 792-5615
lynettel@adatech.com
Business Contact:
Clifton Brown, Jr.
President
(303) 792-5615
cliffb@adatech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Lack of accurate geo-positioning (GPS) information integrated within the miniature footprint of a wireless sensor handicaps rapid ad-hoc deployments. Self-mapping data analysis tools, as a result, do not dynamically display measurements real-time. In a battlefield or situation requiring rapid deployment and situational awareness, this is unacceptable. ADA Technologies proposes to address this need by developing a system to gather information from ad-hoc networks of miniature smart sensors for tactical display to decision-makers. This system features a sensor module incorporating miniature wireless communication and GPS capability with capacity to accommodate various sensor elements to detect a wide range of parameters. Spatially tagged information is gathered via an ad-hoc network from these sensor modules distributed in a monitored space. A final element of the system is a software package to spatially integrate the data automatically for dynamic mapping and data presentation. Phase I will develop a sensor node that incorporates GPS information and transmits this information to a server that builds a dynamic 2D display of the network, sensors and data status. Phase II improves the Phase I system with expanded sensor and display capability and further miniaturization of the ad-hoc network sensor node, and dynamically present analyzed data in an interactive 3-4D display.

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