Scalable and Robust Blockage Mitigation Techniques for On-the-Move Satellite Communications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$68,932.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-04-P-A201
Award Id:
68163
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-1281
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9971 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
052062833
Principal Investigator:
MaherKaddoura
Sr. R&D Engineer
(952) 829-5864
mkaddoura@atcorp.com
Business Contact:
KennethThurber
President
(952) 829-5864
kthurber@atcorp.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Satellite communications (SATCOM) are integral part of both military and civilian communication infrastructures. Applications are being developed that require satellite communications support for mobile satellite terminals. However, both urban and rural terrain present many obstacles that block satellite signals and interrupt voice, video and data transmissions for moving military tactical vehicles and civilian vehicles. To address this real barrier to effective communication, military and civilian satellite terminals need scalable and robust mechanisms to ensure that voice, video and data communications are received correctly and in their entirety despite interruptions during transmission due to blockage caused by obstacles. This needs to be accomplished without using excessive amounts of limited SATCOM bandwidth. Leveraging extensive experience in wireless network technology, Architecture Technology Corp (ATC) will develop a system that provides blockage mitigation techniques for networks of on-the-move satellite terminals. The system will maintain the QoS requirements of multimedia flows despite satellite signal blockages.

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