Radiation Tolerant 802.16 Wireless Network

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CB21C
Agency Tracking Number: 085415
Amount: $599,746.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: X5.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1775 W. Hibiscus Blvd., Suite 200, Melbourne, FL, 32901-2627
DUNS: 151118650
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steven Iezzi
 Principal Investigator
 (321) 984-1671
 siezzi@aeronix.com
Business Contact
 Judi Coleman
Title: Business Official
Phone: (321) 984-1671
Email: jcoleman@aeronix.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Exploration of planetary surfaces will require a communication architecture that supports operational capabilities in which fixed and mobile assets on the planetary surface can communicate seamlessly and securely to coordinate planetary exploration as well as communicate back to Earth. Communication systems operating on planetary surfaces will also require innovative solutions for analyzing and characterizing the lunar propagation environment. Communications capabilities will need to include bi-directional, multi-point links to provide on-demand, autonomous interconnection between base stations, mobile robotic rovers, mobile humans, and in-space relay stations. Communications could consist of voice, video, data and control. Current available system solutions do not fulfill this need with respect to range, mobility, bandwidth, size, weight, and power. Aeronix understands these issues and believes that the solution lies in the development of wireless devices that employ the radiation tolerant semiconductors and software radios as an underlying architecture feature.

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