CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF SURVIVABLE NETWORKING FOR THE DISTRIBUTED SPARSE ARRAY SPACECRAFT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,045.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5737
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Development Systems & Rsch Cor
9990 Lee Hwy - Ste 140, Fairfax, VA, 22030
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR B EUGENE SIMMONS
(703) 359-6332
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROPOSES PHASE I OF A TWO-PHASE ANALYSIS EFFORT, WHOSE OVERALL OBJECTIVE IS TO INVESTIGATE OPTIONS AND TECHNIQUES FOR SURVIVABLE ADAPTIVE NETWORK FOR A DISTRIBUTED ARRAY OF SPACECRAFT (DAS) SYSTEM, FOR FOLLOW-ON DEVELOPMENT. PHASE I WILL IDENTIFY PROMISING APPROACHES, CONDUCT LIMITED ASSESSMENTS, AND IDENTIFY ISSUES FOR MORE DETAILED INVESTIGATION IN PHASE II. A DAS SYSTEM CONSISTS OF SMALL, INEXPENSIVE SATELLITES ("MINI-SPACECRAFT") THAT WORK IN UNISON TO PROVIDE THE CAPABILITY OF A SURVIVABLE MISSION FUNCTION. POTENTIAL DAS SYSTEM MISSION APPLICATIONS INCLUDE COMMUNICATIONS AND SENSING. A SURVIVABLE ADAPTIVE NETWORK (SAN) IS ESSENTIAL FOR A DAS SYSTEM TO BE IMPLEMENTED, IN ORDER THAT DAS MINI-SPACECRAFT CAN WORK TOGETHER, WITH ANY ONE MINI-SPACECRAFT HAVING THE CAPABILITY TO BE A MASTER. IN ADDITION, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THEY MAINTAIN TIME SYNCHRONISM SUCH THAT HIGH DATA RATE TRAFFIC CAN BE ACCOMMODATED. LINK PERFORMANCE IN STRESSED ENVIRONMENTS, INTERCONNECTIVITY OF LINKS, AND MULTIMEDIA TRANSMISSION ARE ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS OF A SAN.

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