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Nanosatellite to Standard Army Handheld Radio Communications System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5460
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-067
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Tethers Unlimited, Inc.
11711 N. Creek Pkwy S., Suite D113 Bothell, WA 98011-8804
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Nanosatellite to Standard Army Handheld Radio Communications System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W9113M-14-C-0002
Award Amount: $562,414.00
 

Abstract:

TUI proposes to complete the development of two novel technologies that will enable pico-satellites in LEO to efficiently close the link with standard issue handheld radios on the ground. The first technology is a dual-band software-defined radio (SDR) that will provide UHF SATCOM to soldiers on the ground and a unified S-band link for backhaul and spacecraft command and control. SDR-based processing will support multiple modes of operations to provide robust and reliable links, multi-user access, cognitive radio operations, and other advanced operating capabilities. The second technology is a deployable multi-band antenna with a range-compensating radiation pattern designed to provide a uniform power density to the entire view of the Earth from a Nadir pointing LEO spacecraft. Together, these two component technologies will provide a high performance communications capability to the US Army"s dismounted soldiers.

Principal Investigator:

Nestor Voronka
VP&Chief Technologist
(425) 486-0100
voronka@tethers.com

Business Contact:

Robert Hoyt
CEO&Chief Scientist
(425) 486-0100
hoyt@tethers.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tethers Unlimited, Inc.
11711 N. Creek Pkwy S., Suite D113 Bothell, WA 98011-8804

EIN/Tax ID: 911834561
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No