V-Band Wireless Surface Networks

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,922.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX08CB43P
Agency Tracking Number:
075395
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Epsilon Lambda Electronics Corporation
396 Fenton Lane, Suite 601, West Chicago, IL, 60185
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
074569385
Principal Investigator:
Robert Knox
Principal Investigator
(630) 293-7118
bobk@epsilonlambda.com
Business Contact:
Robert Knox
Business Official
(630) 293-7118
bobk@epsilonlambda.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
NASA GLENN RESEARCH CENTER in Topic O1.10 has identified the need to provide surface communications networks for human and robotic missions to explore the Moon and Mars. The network nodes will be located at fixed sites, as well as on robotic vehicles and on humans that are moving about on the surface. The purpose is for relatively short range, but highly reliable, support of bi-directional voice, video and data services. Such nodes will be attached to sensors, other devices, Rover robots, access network terminals and humans. The requirement for low cost means that the hardware should leverage available and emerging commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) to the extent possible. The work completed under topic O1.10 is intended to be compatible and integrated with results from other topics. Understanding that this topic includes requirements for the integration of a number of communication and networking technologies, proposed herein is a self-healing, ad hoc, disruption tolerant network, including protocols for intelligent, autonomous link management and reliability. For purposes of the Phase I demonstration, the wireless network will operate at 60 GHz, and utilize emerging commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology for cost minimization.

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