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

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