NATIONAL AEROSPACE PLANE COMMND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS (C3) REQUIREMENTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$590,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
6544
Agency Tracking Number:
6544
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
444 Castro St, Mountain View, CA, 94041
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Charles D Allen
(415) 961-7799
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE NASP C3 STUDY WILL IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP COMMUNICATIONS AND DATA TRANSMISSION INTERFACES FOR THE NASP PROGRAM BASED THE CURRENT NASP OPERATIONAL CONCEPT AND ON PLANNED MISSION SCENARIOS. CURRENTLY, THE OPTIONS COVERING INTENDED MISSIONS, VEHICLE TYPE AND FLEET SIZE ARE OPEN ENDED AND WHILE COMMUNICATIONS AND DATA TRANSMISSION REQUIREMENTS WILL NECESSARILY VARY ACCORDING TO THE SELECTED OPTION CHARACTERISTICS. VIABLE OPTION CANDIDATES WILL BE STUDIED AND APPROPRIATE COMMUNICATIONS AND DATA LINK INTERFACES FOR EACH WILL BE IDENTIFIED. THE NASP MAY ALSO BENEFIT FROM PROPOSED INTEROPERABILITY IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED UTILIZING THE NEW SPACE DATA LINK STANDARD (SDLS) AND SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS CROSSLINKS. ANOTHER CRITICAL ISSUE THAT WILL BE EXPLORED IS THE MODERNIZATION OF THE USAF SATELLITE CONTROL NETWORK'S (AFSCN) COMMUNICATION CAPABILITIES, AND COMMANDAND CONTROL INTERFACES. THE UPGRADES NOW UNDERWAY WILL CERTAINLY INFLUENCE THE NASP OPERATIONAL SUPPORT. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THESE NETWORK CHANGES MAY IMPACT NASP C3 SYSTEMS CONFIGURATIONS AND PERFORMANCE REQUIRING NASP C3 DESIGN RECONSIDERATIONS, OR RECOGNITION OF NASP OPERATIONAL LIMITATIONS. ALSO, THE STUDY MAY UNCOVER OTHER C3 IMPACTS OR OBSTACLES FOR PARTICULAR OPTIONS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ADDRESSED.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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