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Sparse Array Applications for Small Satellites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
81239
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
06SB2-0361
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA 20110-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Sparse Array Applications for Small Satellites
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0011
Award Amount: $98,428.00
 

Abstract:

DARPA desires to develop innovative approaches for using a sparse array of small satellites to sense radio frequency signals. During our Phase I effort our Progeny Systems Corporation and University of Hawaii team intends to develop a technique to resolve the dynamic position problem of individual nodes in the array using precision timing synchronization. Additionally we intend to develop a technique to correlate signals across multiple elements of the RF receiver array, develop a distributed onboard processing architecture across multiple satellite nodes to minimize earth station receiver data bandwidth requirements, and to develop inter-satellite and ground to satellite link communication architectures. During Phase II we intend to test and demonstrate our design concepts using CubeSats launched into orbit as a secondary payload in an Orbital Sciences Pegasus vehicle. The CubeSat project is an international collaboration of over 40 universities, high schools, and private firms developing picosatellites containing scientific, private, and government payloads. The basic CubeSat design is a ten centimeter cube with mass of up to one kilogram.

Principal Investigator:

John MacKay
Principal Investigator
7033686107
jmackay@progeny.net

Business Contact:

Christine Sigety
Business Management
7033686107
csigety@progeny.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

PROGENY SYSTEMS CORP.
9500 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA 20110

EIN/Tax ID: 541766108
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No