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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-05-C-0085
Agency Tracking Number: 044-1026
Amount: $148,870.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-088
Solicitation Number: 2004.4
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-02-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-08-14
Small Business Information
130 Lakeshore Drive
Madison, AL 35758
United States
DUNS: 151305088
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Paul Gierow
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 461-8684
Business Contact
 Paul Gierow
Title: President
Phone: (256) 461-8684
Research Institution

Establishing a high data rate telecommunications system in remote locations in Alaska is a significant challenge involving a host of architecture options and technical challenges. High data rates from the remote site require either high transmit power or very high antenna gain with very precise stability and pointing. It is a difficult task to install and deploy communication components in areas where weather conditions are harsh and transportation distances are great. It is even more challenging to develop satellite terminals that must perform reliably over long periods of time with minimal scheduled maintenance. A unique design is proposed that will allow for high bandwidth communications at IFICS sites 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 design integrates an inflation-deployed radome integrated with an inflation rigidized highly accurate antenna. The RF feed mechanism is mounted to the radome and no additional structure is required. This design allows for packaging efficiencies and mass an order of magnitude better than conventional technologies at one tenth the cost.

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