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DATA RELAY SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
18663
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18663
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Microcom Corp
965 Thomas Drive Warminster, PA 18974
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: DATA RELAY SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $748,440.00
 

Abstract:

Microcom will design a secure Data Relay System for transmission of GPS position, platform sensor, and weapons event data collected from a large number of fleet exercise participants distributed over an extended open-ocean area. We plan to modify our existing R Cubed Transponder (AN/URY-3) design to yield a 400 percent increase in data throughput and add a GPS receiver and Inertial Guidance unit for improved position location of training participants. Our goal is to design a secure Data Relay System operating at 141 MHz with a 4 MHZ bandwidth that will have an instantaneous data rate of at least l Megabit. To optimize participant data handling capacity, Microcom's Phase I study will determine the feasibility of reducing the present PPM pulse spacing by a factor of 4 (thereby increasing the data rate by 4 times). In addition, alternate technical approaches will be investigated and computer simulations will be conducted to verify anticipated data relay performance. Issues that will be addressed in the Phase I study will include correlation gain, link margin per- formance, transmitter reliability, secure transmission, size and weight, primary power requirements, and environmental requirements. In addition to the engineering analysis, Microcom will prepare a design plan and submit a preliminary system design specification which will be the basis for development and test of a data relay system in the Phase II project.

Principal Investigator:

Charlie Rosen
2156726300

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Microcom Corp
965 Thomas Drive Warminster, PA 18974

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