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Company Information:

Name: ORB Analytics, LLC
Address: 490 Virginia Road
Concord, MA
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (978) 371-0484

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $819,882.00 8
SBIR Phase II $1,671,512.00 3
STTR Phase I $150,000.00 1

Award List:

Flexible, Adaptive, and Practical Bandwidth-Efficient Waveform Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sam MacMullan, DF&NN Technical Staff
Award Amount: $99,917.00
Abstract:
Current SATCOM systems provide far from the best possible theoretical bandwidth-efficiency. Techniques have recently emerged that provide point solutions allowing very efficient performance. However, with these approaches, little attention is usually paid to the implementation complexity or the… More

MUOS Quick Planner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Samuel MacMullan, CTO
Award Amount: $99,977.00
Abstract:
COCOMs and G/RSSCs need the ability to rapidly and conveniently perform MUOS communications usage planning and to determine if a particular allocation is sufficient so as to, if necessary, negotiate an adjusted apportionment to service their priorities and throughput requirements. To satisfy this… More

All-Digital Multi-Net Link-16 Receiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Samuel MacMullan, CTO
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
Current Link-16 receive terminals are large, heavy, expensive, and power inefficient because of their use of analog L-band components for downconversion and dehopping. This also limits operation to a single net. The proposed effort overcomes these limitations by exploiting advances in data converter… More

Minimizing Implementation Loss in Soft-Decision GMSK Demodulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Samuel MacMullan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Gaussian Minimum Shift Keying (GMSK) is a CCSDS standard scheme for space missions requiring very bandwidth efficient communications using transceivers with strict size, weight, and power restrictions. GMSK provides a constant envelope signal that passes unaltered through system nonlinearities,… More

MUOS Quick Planner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Samuel MacMullan, CTO
Award Amount: $594,533.00
Abstract:
COCOMs and G/RSSCs need the ability to rapidly and conveniently perform MUOS communications usage planning and to determine if a particular allocation is sufficient so as to, if necessary, negotiate an adjusted apportionment to service their priorities and throughput requirements. To satisfy this… More

Minimizing Implementation Loss in Soft-Decision GMSK Demodulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Samuel MacMullan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,998.00
Abstract:
With more missions at high data rates demanding use of limited spectral resources, NASA's SCaN office recently coordinated a study to identify a space communications architecture to support future missions. The study recommends precoded GMSK and AR4JA LDPC codes as preferred options in most… More

Reconfigurable Encoder and Decoder for High-Data-Rate Satellite Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Samuel MacMullan, CTO – (978) 371-0484
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Several MILSATCOM systems allow the use of turbo codes to improve communications performance. These systems were standardized before the widespread use of Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) codes. While turbo and LDPC codes have many similarities, ORB Analytics believes that future… More

Feature Detection Architecture for Low Processing Capable Radios

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Samuel MacMullan, CTO – (978) 501-3161
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) promises much better communications quality, throughput, and robustness for cognitive radios sharing spectrum with other (e.g., primary) users. Effective DSA radios will identify any"spectrum space"opportunities that can opportunistically be exploited for… More

STTR Phase I: Reconfigurable Wireless Platforms for Spectrally Agile Coexistence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Worcester Polytechnic
Principal Investigator: Samuel J. MacMullan
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Alexander Wyglinski
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will involve research on and development of a reconfigurable wireless platform enabling secondary access of wireless spectrum via simultaneous data transmission across several disjoint frequency channels. In particular, the proposed… More

Feature Detection Architecture for Low Processing Capable Radios

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Samuel MacMullan, CTO – (978) 501-3161
Award Amount: $476,981.00
Abstract:
Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) promises much better communications quality and throughput for cognitive radios sharing spectrum with primary users. The most effective DSA radios will use spectrum sensing to identify any opportunities for communications. For purposes of identifying spectrum holes, it… More

Lightweight AEHF Modem for Manpack Terminals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Samuel MacMullan, CTO – (978) 501-3161
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The ongoing launch of next generation AEHF satellites promises significant new protected MILSATCOM capabilities. To allow dismounted forces to leverage this benefit requires very low size, weight, and power (SWaP) AEHF modems capable of operating at up to 256 kbps. ORB Analytics… More

High Spectrum Efficiency Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Lee Garth, Principal Comm. Systems Engineer – (978) 371-9700
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
To achieve dramatic gains in spectrum efficiency over current military wireless communication networks, ORB Analytics proposes an intelligent overlay network built of Cognitive Radios (CR) that exploit multi-domain information including geo-location, modulation, policy, and historical usage… More