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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION TO MANPACK UHF SATELLITE TERMINALS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9250
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9250
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VIASAT, INC.
2290 Cosmos Court Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION TO MANPACK UHF SATELLITE TERMINALS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $254,129.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A STUDY TO DETERMINE SPECIFICATIONS FOR AN ADVANCED UHF MANPACK SATCOM TERMINAL THAT OFFERS SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENTS IN PHYSICAL SIZE, WEIGHT, AND BATTERY LIFE OVER CURRENT GENERATION MANPACKS. THE SPECIFIED MANPACK TERMINALS WILL ALSO PROVIDE IMPORTANT INCREASES IN FUCTIONALITY OVER EXISTING MANPACKS, ESPECIALLY IN TERMS OF NETWORK CONTROL AND INTEROPERABILITY. MAJOR CONSIDERATIONS DURING THE STUDY INCLUDE MISSION MODELING, POWER REQUIREMENTS, COMSEC INTEROPERABILITY, AND CONTROL. THE PROPOSED WORK BEGINS WITH AN ANALYSIS THAT DETERMINES FUNCTIONAL ASPECTS OF MANPACK RADIOS, AND ASSOCIATED PERIPHERALS, THAT OFFER THE GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR SIZE, WEIGHT, AND POWER SAVINGS DUE TO APPLICATION OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND/OR FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION. WE ALSO WILL PERFORM TERMINAL ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN WORK LEADING TO A TAILORED B1-TYPE SPECIFICATION FOR A NEXT GENERATION MANPACK. THE B1 SPECIFICATION WILL BE SUITABLE TO PROCURE A WORKING PROTOTYPE ADVANCED MANPACK TERMINAL IN A SUBSEQUENT FIRM FIXED PRICE PHASE II SBIR CONTRACT. THE MAJOR DELIVERABLE UNDER THE PROPOSED CONTRACT IS A FINAL REPORT COMPILING THE FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, AND SPECIFICATION RESULTS AND TRADE STUDIES.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Dankberg
6194388099

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Via-sat Inc.
6120 Paseo Del Norte - J2 Carlsbad, CA 92009

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