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Micro Airborne Relay Technology


OBJECTIVE: To advance the state of the art in the capability to relay time space position information (TSPI) and data streams (including video). DESCRIPTION: Open air range testing of munitions frequently takes place at locations beyond the line of sight of ground receiving stations (i.e.: over the horizon on water test ranges). At present, no commercially available, off-the-shelf miniaturized relay system exists for use in small Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPV) to meet the following requirements: Number of Data Streams Supported up to 12 including 4 HD Video feeds Re-Transmit Power Level =5W Minimum Signal Strengths Supported -100 dBm Maximum Volume 9 cubic inches Power Consumption 12 to 28V (from RPV) PHASE I: Conduct a study and develop a technology concept that addresses the technical requirements. This concept development will address each of the parameters of interest to include what values could be attained. PHASE II: Develop prototypes as a risk mitigation effort. Demonstrate a relay technology concept. The offeror shall develop viable demonstration cases by collaborating with the government or private sector entities. PHASE III: Follow-on activities could be pursued by the offeror, namely to seek opportunities to integrate the demonstrated sensor technology into commercial test articles. Commercial benefits include improved competitive opportunities for providers of aerospace platform components and sub-systems. REFERENCES: 1."Micro-T Telemetry System", Rollingson, Larry L; Drake, Richard G., Lusk, Kenneth P, 20 Oct 1992. 2."Near Real-Time telemetry Utilizing Satellite Communications", Maurer, Ricky L., 17 Aug 1995.
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