Robust, Video Communications for Highly Mobile Networks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-02-M-0237
Agency Tracking Number: N023-0186
Amount: $69,428.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85706
DUNS: 602374951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anthony Mulligan
 President
 (520) 573-6300
 a.mulligan@acrtucson.com
Business Contact
 Brett Waldo
Title: Controller
Phone: (520) 573-6300
Email: b.waldo@acrtucson.com
Research Institution
 University of California
 John D Villasenor
 10920 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA, 90024
 (310) 794-0135
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
"In this program Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will team to combine an error resilient video compression and transmission technology with a new low-cost high-endurance small Unmanned ArielVehicle (UAV). The focus of the program will be to miniaturize the university's hardware implementation of this new technology such that the total package size does not exceed 4 lbs. The package will be integrated into the Smart War-Fighter Array ofReconfigurable Modules (SWARM) UAV. A successful Phase I will lead to a Phase II program for the development of a new long range, high data rate, and robust radio system. This system would be applicable to existing UAV platforms and will providesignificant benefit to next generation high-speed UAV platforms with aggressive maneuver capabilities. Commercial markets are large, widespread, and include application in Navy SWARM UAV's, military modem based video communications, internet videocommunications, and next generation G3 video cell phones."

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