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Proposal Number: 0413006
Proposal Title: Prototype of a Long Range RF system for Tracking Status and Location of Shipping Containers
Topic Number: H-SB04.1-005
Phase: Phase II
Topic Title: Marine Asset Tag Tracking System
Organization: S5 Wireless, Inc.
Address: 11778 Lone Peak Parkway, Suite 140
Draper, UT 84020-6807  
Abstract: In the Phase I SBIR proposal, S5 Wireless tested the applicability of our low cost, low power, long range, wireless tracking and telemetry solution called DeepReach(TM) to the marine tracking problem of monitoring containers throughout the supply chain. The overall objective was to determine the system architecture necessary to maintain communication with virtually all containers both in port and on ships. S5 Wireless has spent 18 months researching the elements and markets surrounding container tracking for security and supply chain tracking. We invisions a system that will identify containers that have been screened as safe at the point of stuffing, verified as having not been tampered with at the port of debarkation, and confirmed that they have not been tampered with en-route to the United States. This Phase II proposal outlines S5 Wireless' intent to take the research performed under Phase I, as well as ongoing commercial work, to develop a prototype version of the system that will be productized and deployed in an industry that has 200 million container movements annually, a system with low economic impact on the container shipping industry and on the global supply chain, while achieving benefits in security and supply chain visibility and protection.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC050046
Period of Performance: 06/01/2005 - 06/30/2007
Award/Contract Value: $1,000,000.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $1,000,000.00