High-Data-Rate Radio-Frequency (RF) Crosslink Transceiver

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-11-M-0071
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-077-2090
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-077
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
SEAKR Engineering, Incorporated
6221 South Racine Circle, Centennial, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
122032006
Principal Investigator:
Ian Troxel
Principal Engineer
(303) 784-7673
ian.troxel@seakr.com
Business Contact:
Eric Anderson
President and COO
(303) 790-8499
eric.anderson@seakr.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
ABSTRACT: High-speed inter-satellite links (ISLs) are a key feature to improving satellite communications (satcom) bandwidth in support of global military operations. ISLs increase the number of paths in the network which tend to improve aggregate bandwidth, network survivability, and improve the global instantaneous transmission coverage. Along with expanding network ground coverage, ISLs provide saving in ground system operations costs by reducing the number of ground stations and relay points required to maintain a satellite constellation while still providing improved coverage. The SEAKR team will work toward implementing a space-qualified inter-satellite crosslink with vastly improved data rate and reduced integration costs as compared to alternate designs. BENEFIT: High-speed inter-satellite links (ISLs) are a key feature to improving satellite communications (satcom) bandwidth in support of global military operations. ISLs increase the number of paths in the network which tend to improve aggregate bandwidth, network survivability, and improve the global instantaneous transmission coverage. Along with expanding network ground coverage, ISLs provide saving in ground system operations costs by reducing the number of ground stations and relay points required to maintain a satellite constellation while still providing improved coverage.

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