USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Miniature WCDMA Payload

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Assurance Technology Corporation
84 South Street Carlisle, MA -
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Miniature WCDMA Payload
Agency: DOD
Contract: N66001-13-C-5211
Award Amount: $540,284.00


The MUOS Satellite provides a S-WCDMA Bent pipe to a Terrestrial Base Station. The proposed MUOS-Aero provides a B-Band surrogate for the satellite that provides a S-WCDMA or WCDMA bent pipe to a MUOS-Aero compatible Base Station. This architecture would allow standard MUOS terminals to operate in mountainous or extremely northern or southern latitudes that cannot see the MUOS satellites. An in-theater base station would provide local calls and potentially reach back for global coverage through polar satellites. The MUOS-Aero design makes use of technology developed by Assurance Technology Corporation for the Naval Research Laboratory, Code 8120. This Software Reprogrammable Payload technology has off-the-shelf RF modules that would be reprogrammed with a MUOS compatible bent-pipe waveform to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed MUOS-Aero architecture during Phase I. The proposed approach would be extended into a low cost (~$25K in 50 unit quantity) MUOS-Aero product during a Phase II development.

Principal Investigator:

Joel Lord
Principal Investigator
(978) 369-8848

Business Contact:

Nancy Flanagan
Contract Administrator
(978) 369-8848
Small Business Information at Submission:

Assurance Technology Corporation
84 South Street Carlisle, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 042765216
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No