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Ocean Data Telemetry Microsat Link

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
59548
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N02-062-07
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Ocean Data Telemetry Microsat Link
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-02-M-0117
Award Amount: $69,998.00
 

Abstract:

"Current communications relay satellite systems do not meet validated needs for global ocean observing system data collections. A complete system architecture, including the network for providing access between the data providers and users, and the systemfor managing the data generated in both real-time and delayed-mode, has yet to be developed. Global ocean observing system data collections require a low-cost, robust solution using bi-directional delay-tolerant messaging capable of providing internet-likeservices. The proposed work would enable a robust, cost-effective two-way (space-to-ground and ground-to-space) communication relay system with significant increases in collected data from autonomous platforms. Primary is a two-way delay-tolerant messagingcapability providing internet-like services on a global basis. Enablers include increased signal-to-noise at the satellite via coding, a bi-directional software radio, and a store-and-forward overlay network used in a manner similar to e-mail. The proposedmicrosatellite architecture will allow evolution and expansion for future sensors, and it decouples autonomous platforms from future space segment system upgrades. The system could be deployed as a mix of stand-alone microsatellites and secondary payloadsaboard host space vehicles. The work proposed in this SBIR is the first step toward the development of a cost-effective space-qualified Communications Relay Payload to meet the DoD

Principal Investigator:

R.Jack Chapman
President
7038378400
chapmanj@pxi.com

Business Contact:

Jane Schaub
Director of Finance
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