AIRBORNE SCIENCE DATA RELAY USING ORBCOMM

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$276,724.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
27382
Agency Tracking Number:
27382
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
10601 Observation Rd, Manassas, VA, 22111
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John S Langford
(703) 369-3633
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE PLATFORMS OF ALL TYPES REQUIRE A RELIABLE AND COST-EFFECTIVE MEANS OF COMMUNICATING WITH HOME LABORATORIES. CURRENT SATELLITE TECHNIQUES SUFFER FROM LOW DATA RATES, EXCESSIVE LATENCIES, HIGH COSTS, OR OTHER COMPLICATIONS. A NEW GENERATION OF LOW-ALTITUDE COMMERCIAL DATA RELAY SATELLITES OFFERS ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE OVER-THE-HORIZON TELEMETRY AND TELECOMMAND. RESEARCHERS ARE DEVELOPING AND DEMONSTRATING AN ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE DATA LINK USING ORBITAL SCIENCES CORPORATION'S ORBCOMM SATELLITE SYSTEM. WHILE THE WORK WILL BE DIRECTED TOWARD DATA RELAY REQUIREMENTS FOR AIRCRAFT AND BALLOONS, IT WILL BE APPLICABLE TO A BROAD RANGE OF SCIENCE PURSUITS INCLUDING BUOYS AND GROUND STATIONS.

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