Satellite Programmable Frequency Transceiver

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,897.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-06-M-0160
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-260-2415
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SEAKR ENGINEERING, INC.
6221 S. Racine Circle, Centennial, CO, 80111
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
122032006
Principal Investigator:
Steve Vaillancourt
Technical Lead
(303) 790-8499
Steve.Vaillancourt@seakr.com
Business Contact:
David Jungkind
Business Development
(303) 790-8499
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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