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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,710.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-01-M-0232
Award Id:
53710
Agency Tracking Number:
N013-0087
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
82 Technology Park Drive, East Falmouth, MA, 02536
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
050751346
Principal Investigator:
Clayton Jones
Project Engineer
(508) 548-2077
cjones@webbresearch.com
Business Contact:
Doug Webb
President
(508) 548-2077
dwebb@webbresearch.com
Research Institution:
AUTONOMOUS UNDERSEA SYSTEMS INST.
D. Richard Blidberg
86 Old Concord Turnpike
Lee, NJ, 03824
(603) 868-3221
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
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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