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Enhanced Data Link Performance in Multipath and Interference Environments

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
74982
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-236-0356
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation
65 West Street Road Building C Warminster, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Enhanced Data Link Performance in Multipath and Interference Environments
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-06-C-0315
Award Amount: $694,268.00
 

Abstract:

Multipath is a significant factor in determining the transmitter power and link margins associated with radio frequency communications systems. Modern datalink systems for terminal phase navigation require high data rates and low bit error rates, this is especially true for unmanned systems. Antenna constraints and power limitations further complicate the problem. This SBIR will investigate potential solutions that mitigate the effects of multipath with a multi-pronged approach. First, we will continue the development of two separate antennas that significantly enhance the overall link through the use of augmented antenna patterns. Second, we will analyze a waveform and link protocol that is designed to counter multi-path effects. Finally, we will develop a solution that utilizes multiple antennas to generate a simple phased array to augment blind spots associated with ground clutter and obstacles. These elements when combined will provide the coverage, data rate, and low bit error rates necessary to provide a reliable link.

Principal Investigator:

Arthur Horbach
Principal Investigator
2156754900
horbach@navmar.com

Business Contact:

Robert E. Bauder
Vice President/CFO
6106197443
bauder@navmar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NAVMAR APPLIED SCIENCES CORP.
65 West Street Road Suite B-104 Warminster, PA 18974

EIN/Tax ID: 232054431
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No