Expendable Ad Hoc Networked Data Link System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-07-C-0303
Agency Tracking Number: N053-140-0159
Amount: $1,293,120.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-140
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
1775 W. Hibiscus Blvd., Suite 200, Melbourne, FL, 32901
DUNS: 151118650
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Geoffrey Miller
 Systems Engineer
 (321) 984-1671
Business Contact
 Brian Brown
Title: Vice President Business D
Phone: (864) 250-1950
Email: bbrown@aeronix.com
Research Institution
Aeronix will develop a MANET communication system for the SL-UAV. Aeronix proposes that this system will meet the following objectives: 1) UAV Command, Control and Status - The communication system will support command, control and status to the autopilot and guidance system of the SL-UAV via a supported serial interface. 2) Standards- based Video Signal Processing - The communication system will receive video in RS-170 format (both color and monochrome). The video will be digitized, compressed and packetized for efficient transmission from the SL-UAV to the host aircraft. The system will implement compression and packetization following a COTS standard that can be readily displayed on the host aircraft with a COTS video display and a COTS CODEC. 3) IP-based Protocol - The communication system will use Internet Protocol for transmission and reception of video, command, control and status between the SL-UAV and the host aircraft. 4) Low Power Dissipation - The communications system will be designed to minimize power consumption. Power management will be applied to permit scaling of frame rate, transmission power and bandwidth. 5) Environment survivability - The communications system will be designed to survive the environment exposure of the SL-UAV during transport, deployment and flight operations.

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