GPS TRANSLATOR DATA RECORDER AND DATA RELAY LINK DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,669.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
9964
Agency Tracking Number:
9964
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
18560 Lower Lake Rd, Monument, CO, 80132
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Alison Brown
(719) 481-4877
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
GPS TRANSLATORS ARE PRESENTLY USED BY BOTH THE TRIDENT AN ERIS TEST PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE REAL-TIME TSPI DATA FOR MISSILE GUIDANCE AND RANGE SAFETY. ONE PRESENT LIMITATION IS THE SITE AND COST OF THE TRANSLATOR PROCESSING SYSTEM (TPS) WHICH CONSTRAINS IT TO A FEW GROUND-BASED IN ALLATIONS. THIS LIMITS THE RANGE OF OPERATION OF THE TRANSLATOR BASED TRACKING SYSTEM AND ALSO THE NUMBER OF PARTICICPANTS THAT CAN BE TRACKED. SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS AND COST SAVINGS COULD BE ACHIEVED THROUGH THE USE OF A TRANSLATOR RECORDER OR DATA RELAY LINK. A RECORDER WOULD ALLOW DATA FROM MULTIPLE TRANSLATORS TO BE STORED FOR LATER PROCESSING, THUS INCREASING THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS THAT CAN BE TRACKED. THE LOW SIZE AND WEIGHT OF THE TRANSLATOR DATA RECORDER AND DATA RELAY LINK ALSO ALLOWS THEM TO BE CARRIED ON BOARD AN AIRCRAFT, WHICH SIGNIFICIANTLY INCREASES THE RANGE OF OPERATION OF THE TRACKING SYSTEM AND PERMITS GROUND-BASED PARTICICPANTS TO BE TRACKED. UNDER THE PHASE I STUDY, THE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE IDENTIFIEDFOR A TRANSLATOR DATA RECORDER AND A DATA RELAY LINK AND A STUDY WILL BE PERFORMED OF EXISTING EQUIPMENT THAT MAY BE ADAPTED FOR THIS PURPOSE. BASED ON A COST/PERFORMANCE TRADE-OFF ANALYSIS A SYSTEMS DESIGN WILL BE SELECTED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A PROTOTYPE UNDER PHASE II.

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