Satellite Communications for Autonomous Ocean Systems: 2-Way ARGOS as a first step

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-01-M-0232
Agency Tracking Number: N013-0087
Amount: $69,710.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
82 Technology Park Drive, East Falmouth, MA, 02536
DUNS: 050751346
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Clayton Jones
 Project Engineer
 (508) 548-2077
Business Contact
 Doug Webb
Title: President
Phone: (508) 548-2077
Research Institution
 D. Richard Blidberg
 86 Old Concord Turnpike
Lee, NJ, 03824
 (603) 868-3221
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
A multi-discipline team, led by an AUV developer/user Webb Research Corporation (WRC), has been formed that includes a satellite communications company (ARGOS Inc.), a satellite modem developer (Seimac Ltd.), and the non-profit Autonomous Undersea SystemsInstitute (AUSI). This team will provide, as a result of the proposed effort, a distributed development environment appropriate of all AUVs to use with any satellite communications system. Initially, the Phase I/II effort will use the new 2-way ARGOSsatellite communications system to be placed in operational use in 2002. Members of the team will design and build a set of prototype components that when assembled provide an end-to-end communication channel which simulates the ARGOS two-way, satellitecommunication system. Using this tool, users will be able to experiment with this new channel in a remote AUV fleet context (a) before the system is actually available, and (b) after that, before they must pay for the use of the satellite. Such

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