Satellite ground station network for real-time space weather data

Satellite ground station network for real-time space weather data

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: WC-133R-16-CN-0030
Agency Tracking Number: WC-133R-16-CN-0030
Amount: $119,921.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2016
Solicitation Year: 2015
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.4.3
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2016-1
Small Business Information
150 Fox Trail, Summerfield, NC, 27358-8280
DUNS: 079491738
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Claudio Fajardo Claudio Fajardo
 (336) 582-0603
 cfajardo@usmicrolabs.com
Business Contact
 Claudia Fajardo
Phone: (336) 582-0603
Email: cfajardo@usmicrolabs.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The goal of this project is to determine the feasibility of developing a ground station network capable of delivering real time space weather data to end users. Specifically, the proposed works seek to assess existing and future communications requirements for providing better than 15 minute latency (threshold objective) for transfer of data from NOAA space weather assets to the ground for distribution to end users. This study will include space weather assets in LEO, MEO, HEO, GEO and at the L1 and L5 Lagrange points. The range of orbits for this study is extreme, from LEO to Lagrange points (hundreds of km to millions of km). Therefore, it is likely that no single system will satisfy the requirements. Basically, a potential solution for LEO may not work for Lagrange points and vice versa. A detailed list of the various requirements for the different mission profiles (LEO to L5) will be delivered as part of this study.

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