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Deployable Satcom Terminal for Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-06-C-0167
Agency Tracking Number: 044-1026
Amount: $1,249,930.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-088
Solicitation Number: 2004.4
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-06-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-06-06
Small Business Information
3120 Leeman Ferry Road
Huntsville, AL 35801
United States
DUNS: 151305088
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Paul Gierow, PE
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 509-9348
Business Contact
 Paul Gierow
Title: President
Phone: (256) 509-9348
Research Institution

A deployable communications terminal design has been demonstrated under the MDA Phase I SBIR. This design allows for multi-data communications at GMD locations for secure data transmission, as well as non-secure data transmission for “quality-of-life” communications and data flow. These systems may also serve as rapidly deployed and reliable backup networks in emergency situations. The operational performance of the system was recently demonstrated during Hurricane Katrina with great success. The Phase II effort will focus on developing a system that provides architectures for a test network for a predictive maintenance unit. This will address the gap where operational networks are dedicated and not available for evaluation of technology. The system design will be further optimized during in Phase II. The tracking and deployment system demonstrated will be refined and designed to be scaleable to a variety of apertures. Several test articles will be fabricated and tested. The communications interfaces will be integrated into the antenna system including the modems and networks. Trades will be performed with various modems and waveforms. Integrated testing at a variety of frequencies will be done for certification testing. Communication links with a number of satellite systems will be demonstrated at test sites.

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