The Seeker to this Challenge is looking for a new infra-red receiver and amplifier that works at 455 kHz carrier frequency, for the communication between remote controls and its products.
This Challenge requires only a written proposal.
The Seeker to this Challenge has been using infra-red technology for the communication between handheld remote controls and the moving parts of modular mechanical infrastructures that they manufacture. A specific and key component of that communication system is a signal receiver and amplifier that works at 455 kHz. The Seeker is looking to replace this particular component, hence, this Challenge is looking for a new, low cost alternative to this device that works at 455 kHz and conforms to the specifications that are further described in detail in the Challenge Description.
Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on September 23, 2015. Late submissions will not be considered.
This is a Theoretical Challenge that requires only a written proposal to be submitted. The Challenge award will be contingent upon theoretical evaluation of the proposal by the Seeker.
To receive an award, Solvers will not be required to transfer their exclusive IP rights to the Seeker. Instead, Solvers will grant to the Seeker a non-exclusive license to practice their solutions.
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An InnoCentive Theoretical Challenge builds upon an idea but is not yet a proof of concept. A solution to a Theoretical Challenge will solidify the Solver's concept with detailed descriptions, specifications and requirements necessary to bringing a good idea closer to becoming an actual product or service.
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