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Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-21-P-1181
Agency Tracking Number: FX211-CSO1-0761
Amount: $49,725.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF211-CSO1
Solicitation Number: X21.1
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-04-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-07-19
Small Business Information
750 Road 138
Cheyenne, WY 82007-1111
United States
DUNS: 033915247
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Edwards
 (760) 218-8302
Business Contact
 John Edwards
Phone: (760) 218-8302
Research Institution

Fourth State Communications’ ETSS capability is the high-speed (200MBPS), low-cost resilient over-the-horizon (2000 miles) communications solution allowing the Air Force to have complete link ownership with limited infrastructure investment. The system consists of a High-Frequency (HF) Pump able to manipulate the Thermosphere in order to make it reflective to Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) communications signals. Due to the altitude of this reflective layer, the ability to transmit and receive communications over 2,000 miles can be achieved. Field tests over the last 40 years have already shown that communications links can be established over 2,000 miles but failed to achieve link reliability. Fourth State Communications has realized the ability to maintain stability of the reflective region along with altitude control to enable link resiliency as established in Patent No.10,680,721.

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