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Company Information:

Company Name:
WELKIN SCIENCES, LLC
Address:
102 S. Tejon Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO
Phone:
(719) 520-5115
URL:
EIN:
200344764
DUNS:
141088125
Number of Employees:
7
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,347,989.00 14
SBIR Phase II $8,622,802.00 10
STTR Phase I $99,999.00 1
STTR Phase II $750,000.00 1

Award List:

Performance Enhancement of In-Flight Interceptor Communications System (IFICS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Blair Sawyer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed program is to develop, build, and test a robust modem for the advanced IFICS. Phase I will address the key technical and programmatic issues that must be resolved to best upgrade the current IFICS modem. Improved communications link performance in the presence of a… More

AN/SLQ-32 IFM/CFR upgrade

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,741.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Todd Reinking, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
We present several methods for upgrading the AN/SLQ-32 IFM/CFR that are applicable to the subject of the solicitation. The methods address measurement of frequency and pulse-width in the presence of digitally modulated CW interference. We also discuss available technology with which to implement… More

Performance Enhancement of In-Flight Interceptor Communications System (IFICS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,973.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Blair Sawyer, President/Principal Inves
Abstract:
Welkin Sciences proposes to modernize and extend the COMLNK link simulator currently used by the IFICS program to evaluate modem performance in nuclear induced fading conditions. The effort includes the redesign of COMLNK to anticipate JTRS/SCA interoperability requirements and the addition of… More

HWIL Fading Channel Simulator for Testing Kill Vehicle & IFICS Modems for Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Blair Sawyer, President/Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Welkin Sciences (WS) proposes to develop the Configurable Link Test Set (CoLTS), an affordable hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) channel simulator design specifically for MDA test programs. Like the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's test sets, CoLTS can distort real RF signals using the same disturbed… More

AN/SLQ-32 IFM/CFR upgrade

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$299,978.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Todd Reinking, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
We present a method for upgrading the AN/SLQ-32 IFM/CFR that is applicable to the subject of the solicitation. The method addresses the measurement of frequency and pulse-width in the presence of digitally modulated CW and HPRF interference. We also discuss the available technology with which to… More

HWIL Fading Channel Simulator for Testing Kill Vehicle & IFICS Modems for Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Blair Sawyer, President/Principal Inves
Abstract:
Welkin Sciences (WS) proposes to develop the Configurable Link Test Set (CoLTS), an affordable hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) channel simulator design specifically for MDA test programs. Like the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's test sets, CoLTS can distort real RF signals using the same disturbed… More

HWIL Channel Simulator for Communication System Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,981.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Blair Sawyer, President/Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Welkin Sciences (WS) proposes to develop the Configurable Link Test Set II (CoLTS II), an affordable hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) channel simulator design specifically for MDA test programs. Like the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's test sets, CoLTS II can distort real RF signals using the same… More

Programmable Waveform-Independent Digital Processor for Digital-RF Satellite Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,965.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Todd Reinking, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Welkin Sciences proposes to build and deliver the Configurable Basestation Processor (CBP), an EBEM-compatible digital signal processing subsystem tailored for "firmware modem" applications. The CBP design is a special configuration of our existing COMLNK Hardware Platform (CHP), an FPGA-based rapid… More

Interceptor Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Blair E. Sawyer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Welkin Sciences proposes to formulate a class of burst-mode communication waveforms tailored for future MDA interceptor communication systems. The waveform signaling format will support four critical receiver functions: 1) very rapid carrier acquisition and time synchronization; 2) adaptive signal… More

Programmable Waveform-Independent Digital Processor for Digital-RF Satellite Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
J. T. Reinking, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Welkin Sciences proposed to build and deliver the Configurable Basestation Processor (CBP), a MIL-STD-188-165A-compatible digital signal processing subsystem tailored for "firmware modem" applications. The CBP design is a special configuration of our existing COMLNK Hardware Platform(CHP), an… More

HWIL Channel Simulator for Communication System Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$746,516.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Blair E. Sawyer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Welkin Sciences (WS) proposes to develop the Configurable Link Test Set II (CoLTS II), an affordable hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) channel simulator designed specifically for MDA test programs. Like DTRA's test sets, CoLTS II can distort real RF signals using the same disturbed propagation channel… More

Radiation Hardened Interceptor Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Blair E. Sawyer, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
WEST VIRGINIA UNIV.
RI Contact:
Alan B. Martin
Abstract:
The Welkin Sciences/West Virginia University team proposes a fourfront approach for STTR solicitation MDA07-T101: 1) formulate a new interceptor communication system formed by adding a high-bandwidth relayed video downlink (RVD) to the Advanced Interceptor Data Link (AIDL) design currently being… More

Programmable Waveform-Independent Digital Processor for Digital-RF Satellite Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,966,343.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
J. T. Reinking, Principal Investigator – (719) 520-5115
Abstract:
Welkin Sciences proposed to build and deliver the Configurable Basestation Processor (CBP), a MIL-STD-188-165A-compatible digital signal processing subsystem tailored for"firmware modem"applications. The CBP design is a special configuration of our existing COMLNK Hardware Platform(CHP),… More

Interceptor Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Blair E. Sawyer, Principal Investigator – (719) 520-5115
Abstract:
Welkin Sciences proposes to formulate a class of burst-mode communication waveforms tailored for future MDA interceptor communication systems: Advanced Interceptor Data Link (AIDL). The waveform signaling format will support four critical receiver functions: 1) very rapid carrier acquisition and… More

Reference Template Generation for Cross-Correlation Based Receivers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
J. T. Reinking, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Welkin Sciences proposes to develop the Template Identification Processing System (TIPS), a very-high-speed digital signal processor implemented on the company's DataFlowDSP(TM) hardware platform, an interconnected network of FPGAs and embedded general-purpose CPU blades. The TIPS works in tandem… More

Radiation Hardened Interceptor Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Blair E. Sawyer, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
WVU Research Corporation
RI Contact:
Alan B. Martin
Abstract:
The Welkin Sciences/West Virgina University team proposes to develop four specific items to reduce procurement risks for future MDA interceptor communication system: 1) design and analyze a new interceptor communication system design formed by adding a high-bandwidth relayed video downlink (RVD) to… More

End-to-End BMDS Interceptor / Ground Terminal Communication Links

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,989.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Blair E. Sawyer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Welkin Sciences proposes to develop the Interceptor Missile Communication Relay Architecture (IMCRA), a hardened communication network specifically tailored to support robust data communication between a ground terminal and interceptor missiles under severe war-time environments. IMCRA is an… More

Radiation Hardened End-to-End Communication Links

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Blair Sawyer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Welkin Sciences proposes to develop two commercial products that will provide MDAf?Ts analysts and communication system contractors with a greatly improved capability to develop scintillation-hardened communication links: the CommLink code (which will be a major upgrade to the COMLNK code); and the… More

Wideband Multi-Carrier Digital Up-Converter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Blair Sawyer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Welkin Sciences proposes to design and build the Direct L-band Converter (DLBC), which not only includes the digital up-converter (DUC) function needed by the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program, but also provides two very important additional capabilities that go beyond the… More

End-to-End BMDS Strategic Communication Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Blair Sawyer, Principal Investigator – (719) 520-5115
Abstract:
To meet the goals of SBIR topic MDA10-003, Welkin Sciences proposes to upgrade three important tools needed by DoD's strategic communications community: 1) the CommLink computer simulation used to analyze and evaluate scintillation hardening techniques by DoD scientists and contractors early in… More

Wideband Multi-Carrier Digital Up-Converter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$730,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Blair Sawyer, Principal Investigator – (719) 520-5115
Abstract:
Welkin Sciences proposes to build the Direct L-band Converter (DLBC) designed during Phase I, which has a digital up-converter (DUC) function for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program. The DLBC design also provides two very important additional capabilities that go beyond the… More

Submersible GPS Enhancement and Playback System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,347.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
J. Reinking, Principal Investigator – (719) 520-5115
Abstract:
Welkin Sciences proposes to design and build a Submersible GPS Enhancement and Playback System (SGEPS) to address the Navy's need for covert and accurate submarine navigation. The baseline SGEPS design employs multiple antenna elements, multi-channel signal recording and adaptive interference… More

MILSATCOM Atmospheric Scintillation Simulator Interface with Communciations Terminal

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$649,997.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
J. T. Reinking, Principal Investigator – (719) 520-5115
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The objective of this effort is to develop an interface between a scintillation simulator and a communications terminal that will enable Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite testing. BENEFIT: Welkin Sciences has experience with fading channel simulator design, having… More

End-to-End BMDS Strategic Communication Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Blair Sawyer, Principal Investigator – (719) 520-5115
Abstract:
To meet the goals for SBIR topic MDA10-003, Welkin Sciences, LLC will upgrade three important tools needed by DoD's strategic communication: 1) the CommLink computer simulation code; 2) the CommLink Defined Transceiver (CDT) software defined radio and prototyping platform; and 3) the (CoLTS)… More

SATCOM Wideband digital channel analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
J.Todd Reinking, Principal Investigator – (719) 520-5115
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Welkin Sciences proposes to design and build a Wideband Digital Channelizer for SATCOM (WDCS) to address the Air Force"s needs to reduce size, weight and power (SWaP) of future SATCOM terminal equipment. Our proposed solution for the WDCS will facilitate the introduction of… More

Real-Time Frequency-Selective Fading Channel Realization Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Blair E. Sawyer, Principal Investigator – (719) 520-5115
Abstract:
Welkin Sciences proposes to develop two run-time channel realization generators that are functionally equivalent to DTRAs ACIRF code. One is a software only implementation suitable for computer link simulations and test analysis applications. The other is a combination of software and FPGA-based… More