Software Defined Multiband EVA Radio

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,990.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX09CB44C
Award Id:
88055
Agency Tracking Number:
074065
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
425 South Bowen Street, Unit1, Longmont, CO, 80501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
187630319
Principal Investigator:
Aleksey Pozhidaev
Principal Investigator
(303) 774-7822
aleksey@lexycominc.com
Business Contact:
lisa livdahl
Business Official
(303) 774-7822
lisal@lexycominc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of Phase 2 is to build a reliable, lightweight, programmable, multi-mode, miniaturized EVA Software Defined Radio (SDR) that supports data telemetry, voice, standard and high-definition video. The proposed radios would be part of an advanced, incrementally expandable wireless network for securing and accessing lunar data assets. For improved reliability and to assure stand-alone functionality, the network would support a real-time 3D location function using site-assisted navigation and utilizing TOA/TDOA methods. To achieve unparalleled power consumption efficiency, Lexycom proposes the use of QoS-aware, data traffic dependent waveform selection. We have estimated that additional reduction in power consumption can be obtained by utilizing cognitive selection of the operating mode of the EVA transceivers. We plan to use an innovative RF packetization technique targeted toward eliminating negotiations between the network nodes prior to the change in the parameters of the transmitted signal on a packet-by-packet basis. We anticipate that after the completion of Phase II, Lexycom will be more than capable of delivering production-ready operational EVA SDR prototypes for further advancements in the transceiver's Technology Readiness Level (TRL). We strongly believe that such radio would facilitate flexibility, provide consistent functionality, and reduce implementation time for future NASA planetary explorations.

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