Nanosatellite to Standard Army Handheld Radio Communications System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$98,400.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-12-C-0053
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A121-067-0293
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
877425330
Principal Investigator:
Tyrel Newton
Lead Avionics Engineer
(425) 486-0100
newton@tethers.com
Business Contact:
Robert Hoyt
CEO&Chief Scientist
(425) 486-0100
hoyt@tethers.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
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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