Advanced Communications at Speed and Depth

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-09-M-0048
Agency Tracking Number: N083-219-0161
Amount: $99,678.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: N08-219
Solitcitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
Duns: 945837219
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ronald Ghen
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 368-6107
 rghen@progeny.net
Business Contact
 Christine Sigety
Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Email: csigety@progeny.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Since the beginning of Naval Warfare, effective communications with the submarine platform has been a significant challenge. By its very nature, submarine warfare succeeds or fails based upon the stealth abilities of the platform. Covert communications at speed and depth are required to fully engage the platform but providing this capability continues to be challenging. Recent efforts to achieve submarine communications at speed and depth have demonstrated numerous enabling technologies. Through the uses of expendable or tethered communication buoys, RF signals have achieved significant range performance with high reliability. However, such deployments potentially compromise the stealth capabilities of submarine operations under certain situations. Furthermore, tethered communications sensors may not be deployable in certain operational areas. Through the use of spread spectrum signal technology, Progeny Systems will analyze a low probability of intercept (covert) D-ACOMMS solution for A-RCI that can be fielded as both an Advance Process Build (APB) improvement initiative and as a stand-alone transmit / receiver modem solution for use at acoustic ranges or other Navy applications. Capitalizing on digital ACOMMS technologies and solutions already developed for the A-RCI system, our proposal is to analyze and design a Low Frequency (LF) solution for use in long-range communications.

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