Advanced Survivable Interceptor Modem

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-09-C-7036
Agency Tracking Number: B063-005-0076
Amount: $749,985.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA06-005
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
Amtec Corporation
500 Wynn Dr. Suite 314, Huntsville, AL, 35816
DUNS: 196595607
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bryan Hughes
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 319-0857
Business Contact
 Rob Calahan
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (256) 722-7200
Research Institution
With the heavy infusion of commercial of the shelf (COTS) components into modern space and strategic avionics packages there is significant need to enhance component performance while establishing a high probability of mission success for operations in natural and nuclear weapon generated ionizing radiation environments. One component critical to the Ballistic Missile Defense System is the interceptor modem which maintains in-flight communications between the Fire Control and Interceptor/Kill Vehicles such as the Ground-based Missile Defense – Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (GMD-EKV), Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI), and Multiple Kill Vehicle/Carrier Vehicle (MKV/CV). It is critical for these systems that communications be reliably maintained for operations conducted in a fading channel environment perturbed by nuclear weapons effects. For this Phase II SBIR, Amtec is teamed with Rockwell Collins to further the ability of the Advanced Survivable Interceptor Modem (ASIM) design to address MDA-STD-001 classified environment survivability. Improvements will be gained through the application of survivability and reconfigurability design enhancements including implementation of State of the Art Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology. This SBIR will address the radiation hardness of the ASIM, and identify, implement and test specific strategies leading to a hardened, reconfigurable design.

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