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XPI/XPD – the NexGen Advance in Situational Awareness

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-21-P-0427
Agency Tracking Number: FX203-CSO1-1356
Amount: $49,883.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF203-CSO1
Solicitation Number: X20.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-02-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-05-03
Small Business Information
2225 E. Bayshore Rd ste 200
Palo Alto, CA 94303-1111
United States
DUNS: 079133425
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Rob Reis
 (650) 322-3958
 rob@higherground.earth
Business Contact
 Rob Reis
Phone: (650) 322-3958
Email: rob@higherground.earth
Research Institution
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Abstract

In response to AF203-CS01, Higher Ground [HG] would like to offer XPI/XPD – the NexGen of Situational Awareness [SA] in support of USAF operations.  Our solution, the SatPaq®, is a small, commercially available, stealthy transceiver that communicates with GEO stationary satellites to provide real-time, situational awareness from anywhere.  The SatPaq is used today by consumers domestically and by the Special Forces in CONUS, the Middle East and European theaters.  Only by communicating with GEO stationary satellites ‘that don’t move’ can one get up-to-the minute information of area activity to better manage resources. This Phase I study will enable the SatPaq to be even more stealthy.  Our NexGen advance is to move from LPI/LPD to eXtremely Low Probability of Interception and Detection [XPI/XPD]. Using our proposed Adaptive Emissions Control [AEC], we will ensure the Radio Detectable Zone [RDZ] by an adversary can be as small as 3 square miles.  In contrast, commonly used radio equipment today has a radio detectable zone of thousands of square miles.  This is a major advance in stealth communication.  We are also proposing additional NexGen SA features in other Phase I proposals including: a) GEOFix - a Non-jammable Solution to GPS Denied and b) Photos from Anywhere.

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