Over the Horizon Underwater Communications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-13-P-0052
Agency Tracking Number: S131-002-0066
Amount: $149,895.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM13-002
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
100 Jackson Road, Devens, MA, -
DUNS: 876451725
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Marshall Cross
 VP Research and Development
 (978) 615-7200
Business Contact
 Glynda Benham
Title: President
Phone: (978) 615-7200
Email: gbenham@megawave.com
Research Institution
In this proposal we describe our approach and anticipated results concerning the use of a novel and innovative method for providing Over-The-Horizon (OTH) L-band links between a submerged tracking device and an overhead satellite without the requirement for an on or above surface antenna. The encapsulation of an antenna in a dielectrically compensating tethered cocoon that includes a sensor and means to maintain its depth just below the surface of fresh or saltwater will provide for the efficient launching of the signal towards the zenith.

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