Miniature WCDMA Payload

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$540,284.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N66001-13-C-5211
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-169-0324
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-169
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Assurance Technology Corporation
84 South Street, Carlisle, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
069338820
Principal Investigator:
Joel Lord
Principal Investigator
(978) 369-8848
lord@assurtech.com
Business Contact:
Nancy Flanagan
Contract Administrator
(978) 369-8848
flanagan@assurtech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The MUOS Satellite provides a S-WCDMA Bent pipe to a Terrestrial Base Station. The proposed MUOS-Aero provides a B-Band surrogate for the satellite that provides a S-WCDMA or WCDMA bent pipe to a MUOS-Aero compatible Base Station. This architecture would allow standard MUOS terminals to operate in mountainous or extremely northern or southern latitudes that cannot see the MUOS satellites. An in-theater base station would provide local calls and potentially reach back for global coverage through polar satellites. The MUOS-Aero design makes use of technology developed by Assurance Technology Corporation for the Naval Research Laboratory, Code 8120. This Software Reprogrammable Payload technology has off-the-shelf RF modules that would be reprogrammed with a MUOS compatible bent-pipe waveform to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed MUOS-Aero architecture during Phase I. The proposed approach would be extended into a low cost (~$25K in 50 unit quantity) MUOS-Aero product during a Phase II development.

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