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Company Information:

Company Name: Shared Spectrum Company
City: Vienna
State: VA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (703) 761-2818

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $748,065.00 8
SBIR Phase II $6,307,708.00 8
STTR Phase I $548,719.00 5
STTR Phase II $749,977.00 1

Award List:

A High Dynamic Range Tuner for Tactical Unmanned Air Vehicles (TUAV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark McHenry, President
Award Amount: $917,496.00
Abstract:
"Shared Spectrum Company and Synergy Microwave Company propose to design a low power, low cost tuner with very high dynamic range and low noise figure for small tactical UAV SIGINT applications. The focus of the project is the design of an innovative highintercept point mixer and a preamplifier with… More

A High Dynamic Range Tuner for Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (TUAV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark McHenry, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $119,981.00
Abstract:
"Shared Spectrum Company and Synergy Microwave Company propose to design a low power, low cost tuner with very high dynamic range and low noise figure for small tactical UAV SIGINT applications. The focus of the project is the design of an innovative highintercept point mixer and a preamplifier… More

Multifunctional Design of Load Bearing Antenna Structure for Small UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: VIRGINIA TECH
Principal Investigator: Dan McCloskey, Lead RF Engineer
Award Amount: $99,917.00
RI Contact: William A. Davis
Abstract:
In this project Shared Spectrum Company, Virginia Tech, and MRF Technologies develop and demonstrate a small UAV antenna suite that uses existing conducting UAV airframe components as radiating elements. We develop and demonstrate an efficient antenna impedance matching circuit that requires… More

Policy-based Automated WAN Configuration and Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE
Principal Investigator: Filip Perich, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,983.00
RI Contact: Sarah Archibald
Abstract:
Our project aims at developing a description language allowing network administrators to specify policies for desired configuration and operation of their networks, networked devices, and applications at a high abstraction level. We ground the language ontologies and rules in the W3C Web Ontology… More

Cognitive Radio Capability for Software Defined Radios

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark McHenry, President
Award Amount: $69,268.00
Abstract:
Shared Spectrum Company (SSC) and Space Coast Communication Systems, Inc build on its work on the DARPA XG program to incorporate adaptive cognitive radio capability into the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Software Communications Architecture (SCA). SSC performs feasibility studies to… More

Spectrum Planning and Management Capability for Radio Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark McHenry, President
Award Amount: $69,984.00
Abstract:
The project's objective is to develop a spectrum planning module that autonomously provides spectrum assignments to a JTRS radio MANET-based network. The key technical objective is to determine what the spectrum assignment rule sets used for the dynamic frequency assignment. Presently this is done… More

Policy-based Automated WAN Configuration and Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MARYLAND (UMBC)
Principal Investigator: Filip Perich, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,977.00
RI Contact: Janice A. Schwartz
Abstract:
The technical objective of this project is to develop and deploy a prototype of a policy-based automated wide-area network configuration and management capability using a declarative network management language and an automated, distributed remote control system. Our approach addresses two… More

Cognitive Radio Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark A. McHenry, President
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
The Phase I objective is to research and develop enabling technologies to build a multi-functional Software Defined Radio based Cognitive Radio Network (SDR based CRN) capability, which will maximize the spectrum efficiency by utilizing both unused and underused spectrum of opportunity. We develop… More

Causality & Prediction of Radio Frequency Encroachment on Test & Training Ranges

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark McHenry, President & CTO
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to build a software tool to predict of man-made signals and RF noise levels at large distance (kmf?Ts) from the sources to enable management of the RF environment at DoD test ranges. These test ranges have a low level of man-made noise, which is critical for the testing… More

Innovative Methods for Increasing Data Link Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark McHenry, President
Award Amount: $99,768.00
Abstract:
Growth in ISR Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) missions and increasing demand for RF bandwidth are impacting current data link capabilities. The problem trends worse over the next few years as more bandwidth intensive and complex ISR systems are deployed to support the increasing mission of UAS. To… More

Spectrum Agile Network Distributed Subcarrier Allocation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark McHenry, President & CTO
Award Amount: $69,307.00
Abstract:
Shared Spectrum Company (SSC) and Boeing Integrated Defense Systems build on their work on the JTRS GMR, DARPA MAINGATE, EPLRS and XG programs to incorporate spectrum agile, network, distributed, subcarrier allocation radio capabilities into the Joint Tactical Radio System GMR Wideband Networking… More

Cognitive Radio Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark McHenry, President – (703) 761-2818
Award Amount: $749,987.00
Abstract:
U.S. Forces face unique spectrum access issues in each country in which they operate, due to competing civilian or government users of national spectrum. The Air Force Science Board recognized this problem and they recently completed a study that recommended that:"The Air Force should become… More

Cognitive Radio Capability for Software Defined Radios

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark McHenry, President & CTO
Award Amount: $821,781.00
Abstract:
Shared Spectrum Company (SSC) and Boeing Integrated Defense Systems build on their work on the DARPA XG, WNaN and JTRS programs to incorporate adaptive cognitive radio capabilities into the Joint Tactical Radio System GMR Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW). We perform trade studies to determine the… More

Spectrum Planning and Management Capability for Radio Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark McHenry, President & CTO
Award Amount: $619,336.00
Abstract:
Shared Spectrum Company (SSC) and Northrop Grumman Mission Systems build on their work on the DARPA XG, WNaN and JTRS programs to improve the current spectrum management process and tools by integrating a real-time database of frequency use that keeps up with the dynamic nature of tactical… More

Cognitive Radio Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark McHenry, President&CTO – (703) 761-2818
Award Amount: $749,848.00
Abstract:
The project objective is to develop a component of the DSA architecture that allows a DSA-enabled radio platform to coexist not only with legacy primary users but also with other DSA-enabled and other cognitive radio platforms operating as co-secondary users, and with jamming/spoofing platforms… More

Cognitive Radio Capability for Software Defined Radios

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark McHenry, President&CTO – (703) 462-6943
Award Amount: $719,480.00
Abstract:
U.S. Forces face unique spectrum access issues in each country in which they operate, due to competing civilian or government users of national spectrum. Coalition and allied operations are even more complex to manage, and severely limit the U.S. ability to fully exploit its superiority and… More

Causality&Prediction of Radio Frequency Encroachment on Test&Training Ranges

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark McHenry, President&CTO – (703) 462-6943
Award Amount: $729,932.00
Abstract:
The project goal is to build a software tool to predict man-made signals and RF noise levels at large distances (km"s) from the sources to enable management of the RF environment at DoD test ranges. These test ranges have a low level of man-made noise, which is critical for the testing of… More

Cognitive Radio Spectrum Management and Waveform Adaptation for Advanced Wideband Space Communication Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Virginia Tech
Principal Investigator: Mark McHenry, President&CTO – (703) 761-2818
Award Amount: $99,964.00
RI Contact: Lauren Magruder
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We analyze approaches to adaptively avoid hostile attack to satellite communications by applying a combined approach of game-theory research, dynamic spectrum access (DSA), policy-based resource management controls and wideband sensing. We analyze the impact of game theory to influence… More

STTR Phase I: Technical, Economic, and Regulatory Evaluation and Demonstration of Policy-based Dynamic Spectrum Access-Enabled Broadband Wireless Communications Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: Mark A. McHenry
Award Amount: $149,884.00
RI Contact: Martin Weiss
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will demonstrate the technical and commercial feasibility of the near-term innovative Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technology to efficiently share spectrum resources with legacy Federal systems. Increasing spectrum demand along with… More

Ensuring Optimal and Secure Routes, Packet Forwarding and Spectrum Utilization through Synthesis of Tactical Wireless Broadband Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark McHenry, President&CTO – (703) 761-2818
Award Amount: $149,775.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The objective of this SBIR Phase I project is to develop a Cognitive Radio and Network Controller (CRNC). This technology is the critical for common secure broadband communication system configuration and operation to support rapidly changing DoD operational needs and managing both UAS… More

Spectrum Agile Network Distributed Subcarrier Allocation Phase II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Olga Ritterbush, Principal Engineer – (703) 761-2818
Award Amount: $999,848.00
Abstract:
The primary goal of this project is to analyze and design an integrated solution to dynamic spectrum access (DSA) and cognitive spectrum management (CSM) in JTRS Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW). DSA software provides spectrum sensing, classification, dynamic frequency selection, frequency… More

A Flexible and Extensible Solution to Incorporating New RF Devices and Capabilities into EW/ ISR Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: Georgia Tech Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Filip Perich, Principal Investigator – (703) 761-2818
Award Amount: $99,971.00
RI Contact: Brett Walkenhorst
Abstract:
The scientific/technical objective is to develop a language that will allow for seamless insertion of new RF devices and capabilities into EW/ISR networks. We achieve these requirements by employing subject matter experts that include former EW officers