AIRBORNE SCIENCE DATA RELAY USING ORBCOMM

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$276,724.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1995
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
27382
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aurora Flight Sciences Corp.
10601 Observation Rd, Manassas, VA, 22111
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 John S Langford
 (703) 369-3633
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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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