Shipboard V-Band Wireless Network

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-05-M-0167
Agency Tracking Number: N051-042-0844
Amount: $69,898.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: N05-042
Solitcitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
EPSILON LAMBDA ELECTRONICS CORP.
427 Stevens Street, Geneva, IL, 60134
Duns: 074569385
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ROBERT KNOX
 Project Manager
 (630) 232-9611
 bobk@epsilonlambda.com
Business Contact
 Robert Knox
Title: President
Phone: (630) 232-9611
Email: bobk@epsilonlambda.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The US Navy in topic N05-042, has identified the need to develop and demonstrate a shipboard, V-band wireless local area network (V-WLAN) with high data capacity and favorable propagation characteristics to avoid detection. Proposed is a WLAN network operating at 60 GHz that is light-weight, low-cost, highly reliable and secure from detection and jamming, operates in smoke, fog or dusty environment, and operates with low power drain. The company proposes during Phase I to carry out such a trade study to (1) define the link budget requirements for various V-WLAN configurations,(2) consider the Anti-Jamming/Low Probability of Intercept requirements, (2) consider operational effects of inclement environments, and multi-path effects, (3) consider operational ease and variability of use, including size, weight, product ruggedness, and power, (4) evaluate the COTS options for low cost implementation, and (5) perform a preliminary system configuration design leading to a low cost solution having adequate performance for the mission. Optional work includes a feasibility demonstration.

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