Sensitive Passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tag Development
Navy SBIR FY2008.2

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2008.2
Topic No.: N08-186
Topic Title: Sensitive Passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tag Development
Proposal No.: N082-186-1021
Firm: Quintech Electronics and Communications, Inc.
250 Airport Road
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15701
Contact: Joshua Maina
Phone: (724) 349-1412
Web Site:
Abstract: This is a Small Business innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I proposal to the Department of Defense (DoD) requests $100,000 support for Quintech Electronics and Communications, Inc. to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a Sensitive Passive Radio Frequency Identification (pRFID) tag that will meet the HERO requirement. This proposal responds to Navy topic number N08-186, "Sensitive Passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tag Development". The significance of the HERO level tag being proposed here is that, the problem of tagging ordnances below deck on board a naval vessel will no longer be an issue of concern in terms of hazardous radiations. Because this tag will operated within the specified low power level, readers can be designed to radiate low power RF signal within the HERO specifications and still be able to read the tags. The innovation in this research is to create a switching effect that generates frequency to feed the input of an amplifier using energy harvested from HERO level radiation to power the logic circuit of the tag. Phase I activities will involve feasibility of using a proprietary switching device to create the alternating input to amplifier using ambient energy on board the vessel without external source.
Benefits: The anticipated benefits/potentials and the commercial applications of this research and development include the following: 1.Create solution to the HERO problem currently prevailing in the Navy 2.Because the HERO problem the worst of all the hazards of electromanetic radiation, by solving the HERO problem, the problem of HERP, HERE at least the Navy aspect is automatically solved. 3. It makes the vision of the DoD of "knowledge-enabled logistic support for the warfighter through fully automated visibility and asset management" possible. 4. Easy tracking and locating of items on military facilities and on bases during missions. 5. Makes automatic inventory feasible. 6. Makes feasible to tag non-military items with HERO ready tags hence, allowing such tagged items on HERO restricted areas. 7. Because it makes reading tags at low level, it will entend the current read distances of commercially available tags, which currently projected to be a very huge market.