Physical Layer Information Assurance for Wireless Networks using Phased Array Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$742,192.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8750-05-C-0075
Award Id:
67563
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-114-1952
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2400 Trade Centre Ave, Longmont, CO, 80503
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
125635164
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Carey
President
(303) 678-8876
joe.carey@fidelity-comtech.com
Business Contact:
Joseph Carey
President
(303) 678-8876
joe.carey@fidelity-comtech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Air Force has recognized that the future of networking relies on wireless technology that offers the capabilities of rapid deployment, mobile operations and increased productivity. In particular, in most environments faced by the warfighter, the only reasonable method of communications is wireless. With the increasing deployment of IEEE 802.11 compliant wireless networks, concerns regarding security, reliability and performance need to be addressed. In this Phase II SBIR project Fidelity Comtech will demonstrate the applicability of using a small, low-cost Phased Array Terminal in achieving enhanced broadband connectivity of forward deployed forces. Specifically this project will demonstrate enhanced network security by restricting physical access to the network. A further benefit will be reduced interference and increased reach that result from focusing the signal.

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