Increasing EHF SATCOM Throughout

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,909.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
32742
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Lincom Corp
300 West Main Street, Northboro, MA, 01532
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jerome L. Schonhoff
(508) 393-6959
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In Phase I, LinCom will write detailed requirements, develop an architecture with specific interface requirements, and perform trade-off activities in preparation for a Phase II development. LinCom proposes to show how excess weather margin can be used with varying coding gains to provide a dynamic data rate with constant link performance. A concatenated 'outer' code together with the present 'inner' code will allow variable coding gain. By turning one or both coding algorithms on or off, the channel link margin can be controlled. This technique allows high data rates during clear weather and above normal performance during periods of rain. In Phase II, a hardware and software design will be generated for a scalable, adaptable baseband processor that will perform dynamic data rate and coding processing, and from the design a prototype VME based processor will be developed and demonstrated.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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