Global Information Grid (GIG) Tactical Edge Networks (TEN)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-09-C-0040
Agency Tracking Number: N071-111-0274
Amount: $745,007.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-111
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
AhlTek Entree Wireless, LLC
1834 Glasgow Ave, Cardiff, CA, 92007
DUNS: 175933337
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Ahlgren
 President
 (760) 846-0357
 dave@ahltek.com
Business Contact
 David Ahlgren
Title: President
Phone: (760) 846-0357
Email: dave@ahltek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Long Reach Drop-in Hotspot (LRDH) is a low cost technology that is easily and rapidly deployed to provide broadband Global Information Grid (GIG) connectivity to small teams in remote areas at virtually any time and place. The LRDH offers a low cost mission alternative to expensive resources such as helicopters and fixed wing aircraft and allows commanders to run more missions more effectively while increasing situational awareness and enhancing team safety. The system is inexpensive and easily deployed because it utilizes low cost, man-portable LRDH equipped Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV’s) to form an instant broadband mesh network in the sky. The teams are easy to equip because they use Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), laptops or other standard Wi-Fi devices to access the GIG connectivity. The LRDH Comms Module is an enhanced COTS based technology that includes 2 radios and a high performance directional antenna system. One radio is used to create an Internet Protocol (IP) based communication mesh network in the sky. The second radio provides a downward looking Wi-Fi hotspot that connects with the COTS-equipped teams below. The LRDH technology is applicable to a wide range of military and commercial requirements.

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