US Ignite seeks proposals to install IoT based systems at Fort Carson
The initiative is part of the Artificial Intelligence for Traffic and Weather project at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs
US Ignite is seeking proposals from technology partners to design, install and operationalize an IoT based real-time traffic and weather monitoring system at two military access control points at Fort Carson Army Post, the company said in a release.
The initiative is part of the Artificial Intelligence for Traffic and Weather project at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The selected company will also be responsible for connecting the monitoring system to an existing CBRS Network that is located on the post, US Ignite said.
The firm noted that the main goal of this project is to install and evaluate smart traffic and weather artificial intelligence (AI) platforms that integrate with the City of Colorado Springs to improve safety and efficiency of traffic flow on and off the installation, and to expand the range of real-time data analytics.
“This is a pilot project under the Installations of the Future (IoTF) program being managed on behalf of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Installations, Energy and Environment. The pilot project and the IoTF program are part of a broader effort to develop a Common Operating Picture (COP) for Garrison Commands across the Army enterprise, and if successful, the project has the opportunity to be scaled across Army installations,” US Ignite said.
The project began in October 2021 and is anticipated to conclude in October 2023.
Earlier this year, US Ignite said it had secured a $3.8 million contract from the U.S. Army Engineer and Development Center (ERDC) to design and deploy an Internet of Things (IoT) sensor network and data-driven digital dashboard at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia.
US Ignite said that the advanced sensors will enable base leadership to monitor conditions and collect data in real time to improve public safety, energy efficiency, and transportation management for Fort Benning and the surrounding community.
The Fort Benning Smart Base Program will begin with the deployment of a sensor network using 4G and 5G wireless connectivity. US Ignite will work with ERDC, Fort Benning, and other Department of Defense (DoD) stakeholders to develop multiple use cases for the network, while also testing and evaluating the technologies deployed.
During the second phase of the contract, US Ignite will explore smart base applications focused on transportation, energy, public safety, and other priorities set by Fort Benning. The real-time information and data generated by the projects will be captured and visualized through the Smart Installation and Community Dashboard.
US Ignite recently completed the development of the Fort Carson Smart Transportation Testbed in Colorado. “Smart Installation projects like this help make great strides for the smart community movement. While this effort will make Fort Benning more efficient and safer, it also will generate sustainable jobs and spark innovation,” said Nick Maynard, US Ignite’s CEO.