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Ad Hoc Routing for Nanosatellite Constellation Communications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
52259
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
011NM-0951
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Architecture Technology Corporation
9977 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Ad Hoc Routing for Nanosatellite Constellation Communications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-01-C-0115
Award Amount: $99,216.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal suggests an approach to providing self-organizing network communications between the nodes comprising a nanosatellite constellation. Using the proposing firm's existing body of work on self-organizing ad hoc networks for 802.11 wireless LANsand miniaturized robotics platforms as a baseline, issues relating to ad hoc networking in a nanosatellite constellations will be identified, a candidate communication architecture will be developed, and OPNET models of a modified ad hoc routing protocolwill be developed. The simulation results will be used to assess the feasibility of the approach.By applying the lessons learned from terrestrial ad hoc networks to a spaceborne environment, and by using existing routing algorithms as a baseline, a flexible communications infrastructure that enables the deployment of cooperative software on thevarious nodes of a nanosatellite constellation can be developed in a relatively short period of time. The commercial application of this research is a routing algorithm that can be licensed to nanosatellite communication-hardware vendors.

Principal Investigator:

Jordan Bonney
Sr. R&D Engineer
9528295864
jbonney@atcorp.com

Business Contact:

Kenneth Thurber
President
9528295864
kthurber@atcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORP.
9971 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344

EIN/Tax ID: 411403674
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No