Q-Track Announces Patent Wins


Huntsville, AL USA – Tuesday, March 22, 2016USPTO Seal

Q-Track Corporation today announced the award of U.S. Patent 9,209,525 for a “directive, electrically-small ultrawideband (UWB) antenna system and method,” and U.S. Patent 9,285,453 for a “method of near-field electromagnetic ranging and location.” These inventions further enhance the performance of Q-Track’s NFER® Real Time Location Systems (RTLS). NFER® RTLS enables 40 cm accurate location of  assets, workers, soldiers, actors, athletes, and other users. The company’s near-field indoor location portfolio now includes eighteen U.S. patents with an additional three pending. Inventors on these patents include Dr. Hans Schantz, Robert DePierre, John Unden, and Dr. Eric Richards.

About Q-Track:

Q-Track’s mission is enabling “Knowing Where, Anywhere.” The company’s patented Near-Field Electromagnetic Ranging (NFER®) systems employ a unique low-frequency, long-wavelength radio signal to achieve highly accurate (40 cm rms) location results even in complicated non-line-of-sight environments. NFER® Real Time Location Systems enable “Dosimulation™,” a radiation worker training system deployed in a quarter of U.S. nuclear plants. Q-Track also offers a proximity detection and collision avoidance system that protects people from cranes and  robotic material handling equipment at a variety of manufacturing plants nationwide, as well as location systems that enhance military training in urban environments. In addition, Q-Track offers a novel forklift collision avoidance system, SafeSpot™.

Q-Track is a privately-held company located in Huntsville, AL. The company’s research and development was supported by the principals, private investors, and contracts and grants from Homeland Security, The U.S. Army, The U.S. Air Force, National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Institutes for Health. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.Q-Track.com.