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Open Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions with a Clear Air Force Stakeholder Need

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8808-20-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number: F192-001-0939
Amount: $749,853.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF192-001
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-11-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-11-06
Small Business Information
7900 Tysons One Place Suite 1250
Tysons, VA 22102
United States
DUNS: 078602618
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Campbell Marshall
 Vice President, International Market Development & Policy
 (202) 930-5966
Business Contact
 Campbell Marshall
Phone: (202) 445-1224
Research Institution

The USAF has assumed responsibility for providing the Department of Defense’s (DoD) narrow- and mid-band strategic and tactical communications. The Space and Missile Systems Command’s (SMC) “Fighting SATCOM” mission envisions a DoD hybrid satellite architecture, providing enterprise-wide, path diverse, seamless warfighter communications across all operating domains – in contested, denied and operationally limited environments -- through flexible terminals accessing multiple military and commercial capabilities. Omnispace’s next generation hybrid communications system – seamlessly interweaving satellite and terrestrial communications – aligns with and can be a key enabler of this vision. Omnispace, drawing on its legacy in designing and fielding the hybrid XM-Sirius radio (combining mobile satellite services and the Ancillary Terrestrial Component), will field in mid-earth orbit a new constellation enabling seamless and low-cost commercial MSS, ATC, IoT and Blue Force Tracking. Without the need to rearchitect for military uses, Omnispace’s hybrid satellite-terrestrial transitions can be extended to provide DoD with global, pole-to-pole connectivity, enabling warfighters and platforms through next-generation software defined radios to maintain seamless communications despite crossing domains. Omnispace intends to use SBIR Phase II/Space Pitch Day resources to continue the research, architecture development, modeling and testing required to operationalize this new, resilient global strategic and tactical communications capability.

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