DYNAMICS (DYNamic Airborne MIssion Communications System)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8652-19-P-HN19
Agency Tracking Number: F191-009-1230
Amount: $157,971.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF191-009
Solicitation Number: 2019.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-06-04
Small Business Information
9971 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
DUNS: 052062833
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Barry Trent
 (952) 829-5864
 btrent@atcorp.com
Business Contact
 Lisa Knopik
Phone: (952) 829-5864
Email: lknopik@atcorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Joint Aerial Layer Networking (JALN) promises to deliver high-performance voice, video, data, and communications relay services to tactically deployed assets including ground, air, and maritime users. Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) is one of the most advanced JALN component systems. JALN employs manned and unmanned aircraft outfitted with different wireless communication links, creating a high-capacity network backbone and serving as relay points. However, airborne-asset placement/movement, and the associated network topology changes, is as critical to the success of a specific JALN as the output of the power amplifiers and the gain of the antennas.DYNAMICS (DYNamic Airborne MIssion Communications System) is a 3D modeling and optimization tool that integrates with mission-planning software to optimize the path flown by JALN aircraft, maximizing coverage for users.DYNAMICS handles the complexity of flight-path planning that quickly exceeds the capabilities of human planners.ATCorp proposes DYNAMICS as a key technology to be integrated into the upcoming Mission Planning Environment (MPE) for BACN. The transitioning of BACN to SPO status and beyond means that it will require an MPE. The creation of this planning environment presents a unique opportunity to incorporate ATCorps innovative flight-path optimization technology into the BACN MPE from day one.

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