PORTABLE/MOBILE X-BAND SATCOM TERMINAL FEASIBILITY STUDY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$366,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
6300
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Qualcomm Inc.
10555 Sorrento Valley Rd, San Diego, CA, 92121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Klein S Gilhousen
(619) 587-1121
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PORTABLE/MOBILE X-BAND SATCOM TERMINAL FEASIBILITY STUDY, ADDRESSES A PERCEIVED REQUIREMENT FOR AN X-BAND SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL THAT WOULD ALLOW PORTABLE/MOBILE OPERATION AT DATA RATES UP TO 9600 BPS WITH A TERMINAL OF VERY SMALL SIZE. THE ELECTRONICS WOULD BE SMALL ENOUGH TO BE CARRIED ONTO AN AIRLINER, WHILE THE ANTENNA WOULD BE THE SIZE OF A TENNIS BALL FOR MOBILE OPERATION, AND A 12 INCH DIAMETER PARABOLIC DISH ANTENNA FOR PORTABLE OPERATION. THE MOBILE MODE OF OPERATION WOULD INCLUDE A PAGING FEATURE THAT WOULD INFORM THE OPERATOR THAT A HIGH DATA RATE (9600 BPS) LINK IS DESIRED SO THAT THE OPERATOR CAN STOP, SETUP AND POINT THE DISH ANTENNA TO SUPPORT THE HIGHER DATA RATE. SUCH A TERMINAL WOULD APPEAR TO HAVE MANY POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS IN BOTH COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS.

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