Satellite Programmable Frequency Transceiver

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-06-M-0160
Agency Tracking Number: F061-260-2415
Amount: $99,897.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-260
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
6221 S. Racine Circle, Centennial, CO, 80111
DUNS: 122032006
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steve Vaillancourt
 Technical Lead
 (303) 790-8499
 Steve.Vaillancourt@seakr.com
Business Contact
 David Jungkind
Title: Business Development
Phone: (303) 790-8499
Email: dave.jungkind@seakr.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A lower cost satellite transceiver is of particular importance to the U.S. Government’s technology development programs. SEAKR Engineering, Inc. and RT Logic have teamed together to develop a programmable satellite transponder (PST). The PST is a small S-Band/L-Band reprogrammable satellite transceiver capable of interfacing with SGLS ground links, USB ground links, or TDRSS cross links. In addition, the PST can support UHF and Low Frequency L-band protocols as well with additional RF slices. The system consists of two RF slices (modulation and demodulation), one digital slice, and a power supply slice. The competitive recurring price of the PST and it’s flexibility could greatly impact the effectiveness of DOD and commercial programs and is directly in line with the directorate for operation responsive space. This SBIR will compliment an on-going Phase II SBIR by completing the flight designs of some of the critical hardware including the RF slices for S/L bands, UHF bands, and Low Frequency L Bands, a power supply, a LNA, PA, and Diplexer, and radiation analysis of critical non-rad hard components. These tasks are not funded in the existing SBIR.

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