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Proposal Number: 04110249
Proposal Title: Marine Asset Tag Using Near Field Electromagnetic Ranging
Topic Number: H-SB04.1-005
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Marine Asset Tag Tracking System
Organization: Q-Track Corporation
Address: 3414 Governors Drive SW
Suite Q
Huntsville, AL 35805-3672  
Abstract: We propose a Marine Asset Tag Tracking System (MATTS) using a breakthrough wireless tracking technology called near field electromagnetic ranging (NFER(TM)). The primary objective of Phase I is to validate that NFER(TM) technology is the best RF solution for tracking containers on ships and in ports. Phase I will also (1) develop an overall architecture for the MATTS; (2) design the container tag; (3) design the NFER(TM) access point; (4) prepare a conceptual design of the local Data Center, and (5) define the data link to the Global Data Center. MATTS should be capable of tracking containers in the following marine environments: (a) being loaded aboard ships, (b) stacked in a ship, (c) being unloaded, and (d) being moved and stacked in shipping terminals. Even without a NFER(TM) infrastructure at a port or ship, a DHS official should be able to use a NFER(TM) receiver to locate a specific container in a stack of containers provided the targeted container has a NFER(TM) tag. Q-Track Corporation, the pioneer in NFER(TM) technology, has teamed with On-Line Applications Research Corporation (OAR). OAR has over two decades of experience in architecture design, networking, sensor integration, and software engineering for federal information systems.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC040063
Period of Performance: 04/01/2004 - 09/15/2004
Award/Contract Value: $97,148.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $97,148.00