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Company Information:

Company Name: Silvus Communication Systems, Inc
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Zip+4: 90024
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (310) 479-3333

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $964,079.00 9
SBIR Phase II $5,849,231.00 8
STTR Phase I $99,994.00 1

Award List:

Throughput Optimization Via Adaptive MIMO Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES
Principal Investigator: Raghu Rao, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $99,994.00
RI Contact: Kim Duiker
Abstract:
The Silvus team proposes to develop a highly scalabe radio technology based on mutli antenna radios (MAR) to meet the communciation needs of UAVs operating in NLOS multipath urban environments. Both the algorithmic and hardware design stress adaptability while stressing the need to track fast… More

Universal MIMO OFDM SDR for Mobile Autonomous Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Raghu Rao, VP Engineering
Award Amount: $450,076.00
Abstract:
Wireless technologies have experienced unprecedented innovation over the past decade. Multi input multi input (MIMO) techniques are at the forefront of this innovation wave. MIMO provides a new degree of design freedom by utilizing more than one antenna at the transmitter and the receiver.… More

Eigen Spreading

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Raghu Rao, VP Eng.
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
MIMO wireless systems enable transmission of signals in time frequency and space. They can thus achieve significant capacity improvements without increasing bandwidth. Since the early work of Foschini, Gans, and Teletar, almost eight years ago, a tremendous amount of theoretical research has gone… More

Eigen Spreading

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Raghu Rao, VP Eng.
Award Amount: $752,894.00
Abstract:
MIMO wireless systems enable transmission of signals in time frequency and space. They can thus achieve significant capacity improvements without increasing bandwidth. Since the early work of Foschini, Gans, and Teletar, almost eight years ago, a tremendous amount of theoretical research has gone… More

SBIR Phase I: Adaptive/Cognitive Software Radio Architecture for Gbps+ Wireless Networking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ahmed Eltavil, Mr
Award Amount: $99,933.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project approach to address the next challenge in wireless networking: to increase overall network throughput rates well in excess of a Gbps utilizing broadband links. This is an order of magnitude increase relative to today's systems. Achieving… More

SBIR Phase II: Adaptive/Cognitive Software Radio Architecture for Gbps+ Wireless Networking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: David Fogelsong, Mr
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will develop interference-mitigating technology for wireless networks. The traditional 802.11 WLAN systems that have been used for data communications are becoming ubiquitous. The next generation of these systems will be relied upon for video… More

A Highly Versatile, Low Cost, MIMO Capable 60 GHz Wide Band Local Radio.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Babak Daneshrad, CEO, Founder
Award Amount: $69,940.00
Abstract:
Our approach is to leverage multi antenna, MIMO techniques to deliver on the throughput and range requirements without the need for a single high power PA. This will allow us to deliver with very inexpensive PA/transceiver modules. In fact the proposed solution will not require average transmit… More

A Comprehensive MIMO Centric Solution for Improved Spectral Efficiency of Airborne Data Links

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Phillip Duncan, VP Business Development
Award Amount: $98,580.00
Abstract:
The conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq have produced missions that have demonstrated the importance of unmanned ground and aerial assets in aiding the warfighter. In particular, the use of UAS in providing ISR data has grown significantly over the last 6 years. The ever increasing use of UAS assets… More

Experimental Quantification of MIMO Benefits to a JTRS Like Signal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Phillip Duncan, VP Business Development
Award Amount: $651,292.00
Abstract:
Since its invention by Bell Lab's researchers over a decade ago, Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) based wireless communications has been touted as the next revolution in wireless data communications. By taking advantage of multipath propagations, MIMO can provide orders of magnitude improved… More

A Highly Versatile, Low Cost, MIMO Capable 60 GHz Wide Band Local Radio.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Phillip Duncan, VP Business Development – (310) 479-3333
Award Amount: $1,486,790.00
Abstract:
The proposed Phase II WBLR program will develop a prototype 60GHz wideband local radio. The prototype will show proof of concept, achieving the necessary spectral efficiencies and link budgets to meet the necessary requirements for Phase II of the WBLR program. From a cost and timeline standpoint,… More

SC-Orderwire for the Airborne Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Abhishek Tiwari, Director of Technology Development – (310) 479-3333
Award Amount: $149,823.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this proposal Silvus Technologies propose an overall architecture for the Airborne Network Orderwire. We refer to this technology as Silvus Communications Orderwire (SC-Orderwire). At the PHY layer, we propose to leverage Silvus"unique expertise with multi-antenna technology to… More

Low SWaP Directional Terminals through Difference Co-array Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Abhishek Tiwari, Director of Technology Development – (310) 479-3333
Award Amount: $149,936.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Silvus Technologies proposes to develop low SWaP electronically steerable directional terminals through a combination of smart antenna processing and the use of recent fundamental innovations in difference co-array signal processing. Depending on antenna element placement, difference… More

A Novel CSAC Based Handheld Radio with Exceptional Range, LPD, and Cost Metrics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Phillip Duncan, COO – (310) 479-3333
Award Amount: $145,998.00
Abstract:
Silvus and SWRI will develop a new wireless waveform and MAC protocols which will uniquely take advantage of the enhanced time synchronization afforded by Chip Scale Atomic Clocks (CSAC) to provide low power operation and low probability of detect, despite meeting exceedingly difficult link closure… More

A Multi-Pronged Approach to Maximizing Overall network Spectral Efficiency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Phillip Duncan, COO / V.P. Business Development – (310) 479-3333
Award Amount: $99,923.00
Abstract:
Many techniques have been proposed in the recent literature that look to deliver improved net-work spectral efficiency by managing interference. These include Multi-antenna techniques, antenna polarimetric techniques, DSA based approaches, interference alignment techniques, and multiuser detection… More

SC-Orderwire for the Airborne Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Abhishek Tiwari, Director of Technology De – (310) 479-3333
Award Amount: $749,900.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this Phase II proposal Silvus proposes to develop a prototype Airborne Network Orderwire system. The prototype called Silvus Communications Orderwire (SC-Orderwire) is based on the architecture that Silvus has developed in Phase I. Silvus proposes to demonstrate the SC-Orderwire… More

Low SWaP Directional Terminals through Difference Co-array Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Abhishek Tiwari, Director Technology Devel – (310) 479-3333
Award Amount: $749,730.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this Phase II effort Silvus Technologies proposes to develop and field test fully digital beamforming techniques on a 16 antenna array integrated with Silvus MIMO radios and CDL terminals from BAE Systems. This effort will advance the TRL of both linear and non-linear digital… More

MIMO Capability for C2ISR aircrafts using existing antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Abhishek Tiwari, Director Technology Development – (310) 479-3333
Award Amount: $149,946.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Silvus Technologies Inc. proposes the use of its StreamCaster Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) radios as a Low-Power-Cost-Weight, Rapidly-Installable, Medium-Range, Interplane Communications Capability (LIMRICC) between US Air Force Command Control Intelligence Surveillance and… More

A Novel CSAC Based Handheld Radio with Exceptional Range, LPD, and Cost Metrics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Phillip Duncan, COO – (310) 479-3333
Award Amount: $508,549.00
Abstract:
In the Phase I effort, the Silvus team designed simulated, and carried out field trials of a novel PHY-MAC radio architecture centered around the commercially available CSAC. Our unique approach of leveraging the accuracy afforded by the CSAC to minimize both PHY and MAC transmissions lead to an… More