Multi Sensor Personnel Identification System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-01-C-3023
Agency Tracking Number: N011-0988
Amount: $69,858.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
888 Easy Street, Simi Valley, CA, 93065
DUNS: 611466855
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ching Fang Lin
 President
 (805) 582-0582
 cflin@americangnc.com
Business Contact
 Janet Oliver
Title: VP of Finance
Phone: (805) 582-0582
Email: joliver@americangnc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"The objective of this SBIR Phase I project is to design, fabricate, and evaluate a low cost, small size and lightweight, Multi Sensor Personnel Identification System, based on AGNC's commercial product with AGNC's worldwide pending patents, the AGNCTM-2000CMINU/GPS Palm NavigatorTM. The Palm Navigator is based upon the coremicroTM IMU with MEMS inertial sensors. This provides a problem solution that is low power, low cost, small size, and lightweight. In the proposed system, the coremicroTM IMU is combinedwith an RF data link and an acoustic phased array sensor for underground and inside structures communication. The acoustic sensor, when used in a cooperative network, is utilized for interrogation, and identification of friend or foe. The proposed systemis coupled with a build-in state-of-the-art GPS (Global Positioning System) chipset and exploits the GPS signals to calibrate and align the IMU when GPS is available. During those instances when no radio contact is possible, a sonar relay device isprovided to furnish continuous radio contact with remote users.The techniques and systems developed in this project provide a combined military/commercial product that can be exploited in various military and commercial applications, such as Urban warfare, law enforcement, fire fighting, and emergency servicesequipment."

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