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Wireless Solutions for Time Space Position Information (TSPI) Data Links

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Global Science & Technology, Inc.
7855 Walker Drive, Suite 200 Greenbelt, MD 20770-3239
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Wireless Solutions for Time Space Position Information (TSPI) Data Links
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F04611-02-C-0037
Award Amount: $99,408.00


"The Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) is faced with a difficult problem - capturing an ever-increasing volume of test range Time Space Positioning Information (TSPI) over an ever-diminishing spectrum of radio frequencies. AFFTC's secondary goal is toreplace current post-mission processing with real-time flight data processing using commercial wireless networking devices. However, the availability of commercial wireless devices that support various range operational demands is practicallynon-existent.Through this SBIR, Global Science and Technology, Inc. (GST) will leverage available commercial wireless technologies (e.g., CDMA, 3G, IEEE 802.11), and our commercial SCPS implementation (SkipWare), to deliver a robust, wireless TSPI architecture for theAFFTC. GST has been directly involved in the design and implementation of several efficient protocols for space and wireless data communications for over 10 years. We are acutely aware of the obstacles in delivering efficient, reliable informationtransfer over transient, noisy communications channels. GST will use this experience to construct a robust wireless architecture from the ground up, including the investigation and emulation of available commercial wireless technologies and physicaldevices, data link layer alternatives, and application layer improvements to complement our SkipWare (SCPS) gateway implementation and deliver a bandwidth-efficient, manageable, easily upgradea

Principal Investigator:

Eric Travis
Senior Protocol Engineer

Business Contact:

Ronald Boyd
VP, Commercial Services
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Global Science & Technology, Inc.
6411 Ivy Lane, Suite 300 Greenbelt, MD 20770

EIN/Tax ID: 521701242
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No