Remote Consolidated Data Loader (RCDL)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-02-C-1122
Agency Tracking Number: 011IF-0508
Amount: $749,952.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4027 Colonel Glenn Highway, Suite 210, Dayton, OH, 45431
DUNS: 023956415
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Rudolph
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 429-9008
Business Contact
 Kenneth Baker
Title: President/COO
Phone: (937) 429-9008
Research Institution
In current Air Force operations, mission planning data is generated using a ground-based system, and is then hand carried to the aircraft shortly before takeoff. To allow more time for the mission planning operations, the Air Force would like to be ableto use wireless data transmission to transfer this data. SFC proposes to develop a Remote Consolidated Data Loader (RCDL) to meet this need. The RCDL will use a COTS wireless technology to transfer data from the Mission Planning System (MPS) to theaircraft. During Phase I, SFC has developed a system concept heavily based on COTS components. One key component is the Harris SecNet-11 secure wireless LAN device. This device, soon to receive NSA approval, combines a Type I encryption processor withwireless LAN functionality. RCDL uses RF amplifiers to extend the range of this device to the required 2-5 miles. SFC will deliver a working prototype RCDL at the end of Phase II. Also during Phase II the RCDL will be integrated with the WIRED ATDbeing developed by AFRL/IFSC. The RCDL system will be flight-tested during Phase II as an adjunct to the WIRED ATD, aboard a Combat Talon I aircraft.

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