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Marine asset security and tracking (MAST) system

United States Patent

7,394,381
July 1, 2008
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Methods and apparatus are described for marine asset security and tracking (MAST). A method includes transmitting identification data, location data and environmental state sensor data from a radio frequency tag. An apparatus includes a radio frequency tag that transmits identification data, location data and environmental state sensor data. Another method includes transmitting identification data and location data from a radio frequency tag using hybrid spread-spectrum modulation. Another apparatus includes a radio frequency tag that transmits both identification data and location data using hybrid spread-spectrum modulation.
Hanson; Gregory Richard (Clinton, TN), Smith; Stephen Fulton (Loudon, TN), Moore; Michael Roy (Corryton, TN), Dobson; Eric Lesley (Charleston, SC), Blair; Jeffrey Scott (Charleston, SC), Duncan; Christopher Allen (Marietta, GA), Lenarduzzi; Roberto (Knoxville, TN)
UT-BAttelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN), Navigational Sciences, Inc. (Charleston, SC)
10/ 840,092
20050248454
May 6, 2004
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with United States Government support under prime contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 to UT-Battelle, L.L.C. awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.