Nanosatellite to Standard Army Handheld Radio Communications System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-12-C-0053
Agency Tracking Number: A121-067-0293
Amount: $98,400.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-067
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
11711 N. Creek Pkwy S., Suite D113, Bothell, WA, 98011
DUNS: 877425330
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tyrel Newton
 Lead Avionics Engineer
 (425) 486-0100
Business Contact
 Robert Hoyt
Title: CEO&Chief Scientist
Phone: (425) 486-0100
Research Institution
TUI proposes to develop two novel technologies that will enable pico-satellites in LEO to efficiently close the link with standard issue handheld radios on the ground. The first technology is a dual-band software-defined radio that will provide UHF SATCOM to soldiers on the ground and a unified S-band link for backhaul and spacecraft command and control. The second technology is a deployable antenna with a range-compensating radiation pattern designed to provide a uniform power density to the entire 60 degrees view of the Earth from a Nadir pointing LEO spacecraft. Together, these two component technologies will provide a high performance communications capability to the US Army"s dismounted soldiers.

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