W and V Band Satellite Transceiver

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-13-M-0129
Agency Tracking Number: F131-060-0447
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-060
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
Space Micro Inc.
10237 Flanders Court, San Diego, CA, -
DUNS: 020817883
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Jacox
 Engineering Manager
 (858) 332-0700
 mjacox@spacemicro.com
Business Contact
 David Strobel
Title: CEO
Phone: (858) 332-0700
Email: dstrobel@spacemicro.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
ABSTRACT: Space Micro proposes to mitigate key technology risks to enable development of future satellite communication architectures using W-band (for uplink) and V-band (for downlink). An innovative approach to enable a very wideband modem for W/V band MILSATCOM applications is described and a work plan defined to demonstrate feasibility. Space Micro has defined an approach that will enable very large instantaneous bandwidth communications which will enhance security, propagation and data throughput at W/V band frequencies. In Phase II we will complete design and development of a satellite W/V-band transceiver. BENEFIT: In Phase III we anticipate dual use applications. Military for MILSATCOM systems which would benefit from high capacity satellite uplink / downlink capability at W-band and V-band. In addition, there is growing commercial interest in W-band and V-band for terrestrial wireless communication.

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