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Targets for RADAR Calibration and Test of Advanced Discrimination Technologies and Concepts

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7375
Agency Tracking Number: 05-0173T
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA05-T005
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-11-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-11-08
Small Business Information
5850 Oberlin Dr., Suite 340
San Diego, CA 92121
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Janicik
 Principal Investigator
 (858) 638-1580
 jjanicik@innoflight.com
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Janicik
Title: CEO & President
Phone: (858) 638-1580
Email: jjanicik@innoflight.com
Research Institution
 SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
 Ronnie Killough
 
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
United States

 (210) 522-3616
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) advanced technology microsat missions require secure space-to-ground data and space-to-space links. Present day spacecraft cryptology devices were not designed for small satellite or responsive space use, and as a result, this has a significant impact on the performance and cost of the mission. Today's responsive and affordable missions require an NSA approved Type-1 encryption unit that is highly miniaturized, support net-centric communications, can operate from a wide range of bus voltages, and most importantly, support various ground station architectures. This Phase-II project will build and demonstrate a sophisticated Microsat Encryption Unit (MEU) system that will meet the needs of these missions. It will be designed to mechanical and electrical specifications that meet the small satellite market needs. In addition, it will enable advanced TCP/IP communications in compliance with the DoD's Transformational Communications concept of operations. It will support higher integration of TCP/IP enabled Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) technologies which will also reduce development cost and integration time. At the end of the Phase-II effort, a flight MEU and corresponding ground MEU prototypes will be built, tested, and validated. The design will be reviewed by the NSA for approval for use as a space-to-ground and space-to-space Type-1 encryption device.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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