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Proposal Number: 04110101
Proposal Title: Marine Asset Tag Tracking Systems
Topic Number: H-SB04.1-005
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Marine Asset Tag Tracking System
Organization: Tera Research Inc
Address: 1344 Bordeuax Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089-3122  
Abstract: The key challenges to the envisioned Marine Asset Tag Tracking System are: 1) Establishing a reliable communication link to each container when they are stacked together, and 2) Determining the position of each container within the stack. Reliable communication is difficult because of the line of sight obstruction from an external radio to the tag when the containers are stacked at a terminal or on a ship. A robust communication approach is proposed to provide highly reliable communication links to stacked containers. In addition, a maximum likelihood algorithm is proposed to determine the location of the containers within a stack. Experiments are proposed to validate these two innovative concepts. These approaches will be integrated in the overall Marine Asset Tag Tracking System.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC040045
Period of Performance: 04/01/2004 - 10/15/2004
Award/Contract Value: $98,689.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $98,689.00