HIGH LATITUDE METEOR BURST COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE INTEGRATED UNDERSEA SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM (IUSS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15437
Amount: $49,700.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ensco
5400 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA, 22151
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jay M Jacobsmeyer
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 321-9000
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE NAVY-S ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE FORCES NEED A LOW COST, RELIABLEAND SURVIVABLE LONG-HAUL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM TO AUGMENT ITS CURRENT HIGH FREQUENCY (HF) AND SATELLITE CONNECTIVITY. HF AND SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SUFFER FROM SERIOUS DRABACKS THAT ARE ONLY WORSENED BYOPERATION AT NORTHERN LATITUDES. METEOR BURST COMMUNICATIONS IS A STRONG CANDIDATE BECAUSE OF ITS INHERENT LOW PROBABILITY OF INTERCEPT (LPI), ITS RELIABILITY, AND ITS ABILITY TO RECOVER QUICKLY FROM HIGH ALTITUDE ATMOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES. WE INTEND TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF NETWORKED METEOR BURST COMMUNICATIONS TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATE PATH FOR INTEGRATED UNDERSEA SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM (IUSS) INFORMATION. OUR NETWORK WILL CONSIST OF SURFACE SHIP, BUOY, AND SHORE BASED TERMINALS. OUR APPROACH INVOLVES THE USE OF DATA ACQUIRED FROM THE USAF GREENLAND METEOR-SCATTER TEST BED AND A NEW ALGORITHM FOR DESIGNING SURVIVABLE NETWORK TOPOLOGIES. OUR PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR IS A LEADING RESEARCHER IN METEOR BURST COMMUNICATIONS.

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