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ACQUISITION, CONTROL, AND TELEMETRY SYSTEM (ACTS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
25837
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
25837
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Technology Associates
1300 Britt SE Albuquerque, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: ACQUISITION, CONTROL, AND TELEMETRY SYSTEM (ACTS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $640,602.00
 

Abstract:

The Balloon Electronics Control System (BECS) currently used by the Phillips Laboratory is based on custom electronics. Although the BECS performs the necessary balloon control functions reliably, it is not easily reconfigured when system requirements change. These modifications can affect both the cost and schedule of an experiment. In addition, it offers only limited support for onboard experiments. ATA envisions a more effective solution based on recent advances in electronics, coupled with a modular software approach. We, in collaboration with the Physical Science Laboratory (PSL), propose to create a programmable and scalable Acquisition, Control, and Telemetry System (ACTS) by designing and implementing a modular hardware/software architecture that uses the VME bus standard. Consequently, the ACTS will take advantage of commercially available electronics, and provide such features as multiple telemetry streams, automatic software configuation, and experiment processing support. ATA has been at the forefront of many successful system integration tasks performed for the Air Force over the past 18 years. In addition, PSL has been involved with high altitude balloon experiments and telemetry systems for many years. Together, our understanding of system integration and balloon systems will ensure that the ACTS meets the needs of current and future balloon projects.

Principal Investigator:

Kelly Asher
5052478371

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Technology Associates
1900 Randolph Se Albuquerque, NM 87106

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