AUTONOMOUS-DISTRIBUTED SYNCHRONIZATION OF SPACE-BASED SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$117,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
5948
Agency Tracking Number:
5948
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Po Box 1084, Huntsville, AL, 35807
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Stanley J Poreda
(205) 837-8736
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTONOMOUS, DISTRIBUTED SYNCHRONIZATION CONCEPT FOR FUTURE SPACE-BASED MILITARY SYSTEMS IS PROPOSED. THE INABILITY OF CONVENTIONAL GROUND-BASED "CENTRALIZED" SYNCHRONIZATION TECHNIQUES TO MEET THE SURVIVABILITY REQUIREMENTS OF THESE SYSTEMS IS DISCUSSED AND A SPECIFIC AUTONOMOUS-DISTRIBUTED SYNCHRONIZATION (ADS) APPROACH IS DESCRIBED. THE PROPOSED WORK WILL SPECIFY THE ADS ALGORITHMS REQUIRED TO CALCULATE TIME OF DAY AND FREQUENCY STANDARD ADJUSTMENTS, THE FREQUENCY WITH WHICH SYNCHRONIZATION PROCEDURES ARE CONDUCTED AND THE TYPES OF CLOCKS TO BE EMPLOYED. THE WORK PROPOSED INCLUDES: DETERMINATION OF ADS PERFORMANCE THROUGH THE MODELING OF SYNCHRONIZATION PROCEDURES, NODAL CLOCKS AND THE SPACE COMMUNICATION NETWORK.

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