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Real Time Wireless Network for Avionics Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
78242
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N053-142-0648
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Epsilon Lambda Electronics Corporation
396 Fenton Lane, Suite 601 West Chicago, IL 60185-2687
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Real Time Wireless Network for Avionics Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-07-C-0460
Award Amount: $400,000.00
 

Abstract:

The US Navy in this Topic identified the need to develop and demonstrate innovative technologies that leverage existing and emerging commercial real-time wireless circuitry by upconversion of frequency to 60 GHz (V-band) for short range, high security applications. This topic was originated by the NavAir F/A-18 Program Office to research the possibility of using a millimeter wave wireless local area network within the aircraft to replace all or most of the hard cabling for avionics equipment. This concept can be called "fly by wireless". The potential benefit of this concept is the removal of a significant percentage of the weight of the aircraft resulting from the existing avionics hard cabling. Proposed is a WNAA network operating at 60 GHz that is (1) compact size to fit in compartment with little unused space, (2) low-cost, utilizing existing or emerging Commercial of the Shelf (COTS) components, (3) highly reliable and capable of wide bandwidth and low latency, (4) operates in high multipath environment, and (5) operates with low power drain. Phase I results clearly indicate that the concept of V-Band Wireless Network for Avionics Applications is both feasible and highly advantageous.

Principal Investigator:

Robert M. Knox
Prinicpal Investigator
6302937118
bobk@epsilonlambda.com

Business Contact:

Robert M. Knox
President
6302937118
bobk@epsilonlambda.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EPSILON LAMBDA ELECTRONICS CORP.
396 Fenton Lane, Suite 601 West Chicago, IL 60185

EIN/Tax ID: 362799281
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No