Advanced Communications at Speed and Depth

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$748,602.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-10-C-4126
Award Id:
92338
Agency Tracking Number:
N083-219-0161
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 08-219
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
945837219
Principal Investigator:
Ronald Ghen
Principal Investigator
(703) 368-6107
rghen@progeny.net
Business Contact:
Christine Sigety
Manager of Business Suppo
(703) 368-6107
csigety@progeny.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Since the beginning of Naval Warfare, effective communications with the submarine platform has been a significant challenge. By its very nature, submarine warfare succeeds or fails based upon the stealth abilities of the platform. Covert communications at speed and depth are required to fully engage the platform but providing this capability continues to be challenging. Recent efforts to achieve submarine communications at speed and depth have demonstrated numerous enabling technologies. Through the uses of expendable or tethered communication buoys, RF signals have achieved significant range performance with high reliability. However, such deployments potentially compromise the stealth capabilities of submarine operations under certain situations. Furthermore, tethered communications sensors may not be deployable in certain operational areas. Through the use of spread spectrum signal technology, Progeny Systems will demonstrate a low probability of intercept (covert) ACOMMS solution that can be fielded as both an Advance Process Build (APB) improvement initiative and as a stand-alone transmit / receiver modem solution for use at acoustic ranges or other Navy applications. Capitalizing on digital ACOMMS technologies and solutions already developed, our development will utilize a low frequency (LF) acoustic solution for use in long-range communications.

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