Wi-Fi From the Sea

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-06-C-0052
Agency Tracking Number: N061-092-0453
Amount: $99,855.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-092
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
3226 SW Timberlake Ln., Topeka, KS, 66614
DUNS: 108339966
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tom Sherwood
 Principal Investigator
 (785) 979-1113
Business Contact
 Tom Sherwood
Title: President
Phone: (785) 979-1113
Email: tom.sherwood@kalscott.com
Research Institution
The need for wi-fi communications and detection capability from a shipboard environment is identified. Several technical challenges are addressed, and solutions are proposed. The use of directional, stabilized antennas for accurate pointing and high gain, and low temeperature devices for noise reduction is discussed. A detailed Phase I technical work plan, and Phase II plans are presented. The work proposed is based on a rigorous and extensive background in operating Wi-Fi in a marine environment. BENEFITS: The operation of Wi-Fi networks in marine, and other high-interference environments. This will lead to new methods for long range, secure communications, and listening capabilities.

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