NASA SBIR 2004 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 04 X6.09-9927
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Space Transportation Test Requirements and Instrumentation
PROPOSAL TITLE: Broadband Wireless Data Acquisition and Control Device

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
MOBITRUM CORPORATION
8070 Georgia Avenue, Suite 213
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4934
(301)585-4040

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Ray Wang
rwang@mobitrum.com
8070 Georgia Avenue, Suite 213
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4934
(301)585-4040

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
Mobitrum is proposing to develop a broadband wireless device for real-time data acquisition and monitoring applicable to the field instrumentation and control systems associated with ground testing facilities. This effort is targeted for data management and intelligent sensor fusion across local and mobile computational platforms for real-time graphical representation and methods for collaborative distribution, efficient storage, and archival. This effort will include (1) Design of the wireless device to maximize the capability of the rocket engine ground testing and safety assurance that include: power consumption, reliability, performance, data rate, throughput, signal coverage, security, configurability, portability, and cost; (2) Design of the wireless device architecture including network topologies, user's query language, data representations and formats, communication modules, low-level device driver, fault tolerance, portability, and performance; and (3) Specify smart agents for rules, procedures, software algorithms, and techniques for designing a high-speed wireless portal system. Smart agents will increase the capability of the data acquisition and health monitoring from remote access and increases the safety. This proposed enabling technology will provide NASA a cost-effective and high-speed tool for collaborative data management and distribution, sensing and monitoring, and other situational awareness such as testing infrastructure and facilities.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 100 WORDS)
Mobitrum's proposed broadband wireless device, which will enable the NASA Space Transportation Test facility to be more effective in data input, manipulation, and distribution activities as well as design and engineering collaboration. NASA will benefit from the following proposed technologies: (1) Field communications device for spatial data input, manipulation and distribution; (2) Sensor, measurement, and field verification applications; (3) Condition-aware applications; (4) Location-aware applications; (5) Biometric identification applications; (6) Data collaboration and distribution applications; and (7) Wireless instrumentation for robotic manipulation and positioning for audio and visual capture, and real-time multimedia representation.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 100 WORDS)
The opportunity for the high-speed wireless technology lays in future wireless networks and communications. The proposed technology can provide enhanced wireless data acquisition and control in a variety of applications such as the following: (1) Utility ? remote meter reading; (2) Defense ? data communication links for test ranges and launch facility; (3) Building automation systems ? real-time monitoring and control of security and surveillance systems, alarms, HVAC, etc., (4) Manufacturing and distribution ? industrial automation using RFID; and (5) Health care ? wireless monitoring equipment.