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Ionospheric Mapping and Geocoronal Experiment

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
53580
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N011-0906
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PRAXIS, INC.
2200 Mill Road 5th Floor Alexandria, VA 22314
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Ionospheric Mapping and Geocoronal Experiment
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-02-C-0514
Award Amount: $449,923.00
 

Abstract:

Disturbances in the earth's ionosphere can affect systems that rely on trans-ionospheric RF propagation. Validated DoD needs for real-time monitoring of ionospheric weather are not being met by current remote sensing techniques. Our proposal supportsdevelopment of an ionospheric imaging instrument capable of providing real-time information on a global basis about ionospheric irregularities to improve tactical operational responses supporting surveillance, navigation, communication, missile defense,and precision geolocation. This SBIR effort focuses on reducing the instrument's cost, mass, and volume to facilitate integration as a secondary payload on geosynchronous satellite platforms. Future deployments aboard these platforms will enable real-timeglobal monitoring of ionospheric disturbances affecting both DoD and Civil Sector systems.BENEFITS: A successful effort will lead to production of multiple ionospheric imaging instrument as part of a global multi-platform geosynchronous real-time imagingsystem for monitoring structures and tracking irregularities within the earth's ionosphere. The system will provide real-time information to systems affected by ionospheric disturbances leading to improved surveillance, navigation, communication, missiledefense, and precision geolocation. Private industry communication systems may also benefit.

Principal Investigator:

Ronald Contillo
Director, Space Systems
7038378400
contillor@pxi.com

Business Contact:

Jane Schaub
Director, Finance & Admin
7038378400
schaubj@pxi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Praxis, Inc.
2200 Mill Road 5th Floor Alexandria, VA 22314

EIN/Tax ID: 541427480
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No