Reconfigurable, Digital EVA Radio

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,986.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNJ06JD44C
Agency Tracking Number:
053813
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
O1.07
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AeroAstro, Inc.
20145 Ashbrook Place, Ashburn, VA, 20147-3373
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
605603984
Principal Investigator:
Dan Pedtke
Principal Investigator
(571) 643-5587
dan.pedtke@aeroastro.com
Business Contact:
Kimberly Kohlhepp
Business Official
(617) 451-8630
kim@aeroastro.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
AeroAstro proposes to develop a low-power, low-volume and lightweight, state-of-the-art digital radio capable of operating in a wide variety of bands, from VHF through Ka microwave, with data transceive capabilities of voice, telemetry, and high-resolution video. This device is intended for use in manned extra-vehicular activities (EVAs) in deep-space environments, on lunar and planetary surfaces, and in the links and networks involved in end-to-end data flow. This radio is innovative in several aspects: in its size and power, in its modularity that allows the ability to handle different bands, in its use of software radio technologies, in its automatic adaptability to varying transmission environments, and in its reliability and fault-tolerant performance. This technology is paramount to the safety and success of manned missions in space, where unpredictable environments are present and where reliability is absolutely critical.

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