System for Tactical Display of Miniature Smart Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132V-06-C-0006
Agency Tracking Number: A043-153-1273
Amount: $729,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
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
DUNS: 148034408
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lynette Laffea
 Senior Research Engineer
 (303) 792-5615
 lynettel@adatech.com
Business Contact
 Clifton Brown, Jr.
Title: President
Phone: (303) 792-5615
Email: 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 can 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 smart sensors for tactical display to decision-makers. This system features hardware modules that incorporate wireless communication and GPS capability with capacity to accommodate various sensor elements or instruments. Spatially tagged information is gathered via an ad-hoc network from these sensor and instrument modules distributed in a monitored space. A final element of the system is a software package that spatially integrates the data automatically for dynamic mapping, data presentation and sensor commanding. In Phase I micro and mid level sensor nodes that incorporate GPS information and transmit this information to a server that builds a dynamic 2D display of the network, sensors reading and data status was demonstrated. The Phase II full system will be realized including network and sensor data being presented dynamically an interactive 3-4D display from which the end-user can monitor data and control the network.

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