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Proposal Number: 0412001
Proposal Title: A Novel Method to Produce Very Low Cost Basic B AIS Transponders
Topic Number: H-SB04.1-006
Phase: Phase II
Topic Title: AIS Tracking and Collision Avoidance Equipment for Small Boats
Organization: Shine Micro, Inc.
Address: 9405 Oak Bay Road
Suite A
Port Ludlow, WA 98365-8269  
Abstract: The MTSA of November 2002 recognized the urgent need for AIS (Automatic Identification System) in the US. AIS is needed to track vessels for surveillance, safety of navigation, and collision avoidance. Class A AIS is a step in the right direction, but falls far short of what is needed. For AIS to be truly effective it must track all or at least a large percentage of vessels. Class A AIS costs too much to be widely deployed on small and pleasure vessels. In Phase I of this project Shine Micro, Inc. designed and built 10 Alpha prototype Basic B AIS units. They are lower in cost than any other AIS. In Phase II of this project we propose to finish the Basic B AIS design, prepare for production, perform field-testing to prove the performance of CS-TDMA technology in an SOTDMA environment, and continue to participate in the IEC AIS standards process.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC050038
Period of Performance: 12/17/2004 - 08/30/2006
Award/Contract Value: $1,210,025.50
Award/Obligated Amount: $1,210,025.50