Applications Using New Satellite Communications Constellations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-18-P-9201
Agency Tracking Number: F172-009-0090
Amount: $149,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF172-009
Solicitation Number: 2017.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-11-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-08-27
Small Business Information
800 West Main Street, BOISE, ID, 83702
DUNS: 080132662
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jay Grove
 (208) 401-9305
 Jay.Grove@foundrydefense.com
Business Contact
 Jay Grove
Phone: (208) 401-9305
Email: Jay.Grove@Foundrydefense.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Foundry Defense Systems, Inc. (FDSI) proposes to ensure the the USAF is poised to leverage the latest Non-geo Symchronous Orbit Satellite Constellation as it comes online, versus the traditional years of delay to access a new networking capability.Through this Phase I and follow-on efforts FDSI will access emerging technical capabilities of Non-geo Synchronous Orbit satellite constellations to provide disadvantaged Air Force platforms connectivity to Common Operating Picture(s) that are generally only available to fully-equipped Airborne Tactical Network users.In Phase 1, FDSI and our partners (A recognized emerging LEO Provider and the C4I&Cyber Center at George Mason University) will iterate an appropriate architecture, devise appropriate user equipment complements - including the commercial user terminal and necessary security, display, and processing systems, and stand up a LEO SIL, critical to rapidfurther development.With this in place, Phase II should lead to a streamlined demonstration just as the emerging LEO constellation is coming on-line.

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