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Advanced Robust Modulation (ARM)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70468
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-031-0055
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
DETECCA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
20271 Goldenrod Lane Suite 2008 Germantown, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Advanced Robust Modulation (ARM)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0278
Award Amount: $69,977.00
 

Abstract:

Naval communications environments, both undersea and through-the-air, are typically more demanding than most applications, offering many exciting challenges and creative opportunities for the communication system designer. Challenges in undersea acoustic, optical, and radio-frequency channels include dispersion, multipath, severe signal attenuation, noise, limited bandwidth, and many other detriments to robust, secure, long-range, high-data rate, networked communications. Shipboard satellite communications also has the added challenges of time-varying Doppler due to ship motion and antenna handover outages. Finally, Turbo codes now allow communications systems to operate at much lower signal to noise ratios, making synchronization more challenging. Fortunately, a creative and new application of wavelets to communications solves many of these difficult problems and will help to reliably and securely connect OSD's undersea assets to the Global Information Grid. Scale-Time Offset Robust Modulation (STORM) is a unique modulation technique that simultaneously possesses the features of robustness, security, high data rate, rapid synchronization and ad-hoc configuration for high bandwidth mobile platform communications. The performance of STORM excels in challenging communication environments. This technique has been described in several recent publications and shows much promise in both undersea and RF communications. It can be used as a stand-alone modulation technique, or as a plug-in to enhance existing maritime communication systems. In addition, the technology shows significant promise for applications in Joint-Tactical Radio System (JTRS), Transformational Communication Satellite (TCS) systems, and commercial SATCOM.

Principal Investigator:

Michael S. Babst
President
3014558104
mspb@detecca.com

Business Contact:

Michael S. Babst
President
3014558104
mspb@detecca.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DETECCA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
13017 Wisteria Drive, Suite 420 Germantown, MD 20874

EIN/Tax ID: 522276074
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
The Applied Research Laboratory
P.O. Box 30, N. Atherton Street
State College, PA 16804
Contact: Randy K. Young
Contact Phone: (814) 865-1493
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university