ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION TO MANPACK UHF SATELLITE TERMINALS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9250
Amount: $254,129.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
6120 Paseo Del Norte - J2, Carlsbad, CA, 92009
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Dankberg
 (619) 438-8099
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A STUDY TO DETERMINE SPECIFICATIONS FOR AN ADVANCED UHF MANPACK SATCOM TERMINAL THAT OFFERS SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENTS IN PHYSICAL SIZE, WEIGHT, AND BATTERY LIFE OVER CURRENT GENERATION MANPACKS. THE SPECIFIED MANPACK TERMINALS WILL ALSO PROVIDE IMPORTANT INCREASES IN FUCTIONALITY OVER EXISTING MANPACKS, ESPECIALLY IN TERMS OF NETWORK CONTROL AND INTEROPERABILITY. MAJOR CONSIDERATIONS DURING THE STUDY INCLUDE MISSION MODELING, POWER REQUIREMENTS, COMSEC INTEROPERABILITY, AND CONTROL. THE PROPOSED WORK BEGINS WITH AN ANALYSIS THAT DETERMINES FUNCTIONAL ASPECTS OF MANPACK RADIOS, AND ASSOCIATED PERIPHERALS, THAT OFFER THE GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR SIZE, WEIGHT, AND POWER SAVINGS DUE TO APPLICATION OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND/OR FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION. WE ALSO WILL PERFORM TERMINAL ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN WORK LEADING TO A TAILORED B1-TYPE SPECIFICATION FOR A NEXT GENERATION MANPACK. THE B1 SPECIFICATION WILL BE SUITABLE TO PROCURE A WORKING PROTOTYPE ADVANCED MANPACK TERMINAL IN A SUBSEQUENT FIRM FIXED PRICE PHASE II SBIR CONTRACT. THE MAJOR DELIVERABLE UNDER THE PROPOSED CONTRACT IS A FINAL REPORT COMPILING THE FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, AND SPECIFICATION RESULTS AND TRADE STUDIES.

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