PORTABLE/MOBILE X-BAND SATCOM TERMINAL FEASIBILITY STUDY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6300
Amount: $366,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Qualcomm Inc.
10555 Sorrento Valley Rd, San Diego, CA, 92121
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Klein S Gilhousen
 (619) 587-1121
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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