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Nanosatellite to Standard Army Handheld Radio Communications System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A121-067-0293
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-067
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Tethers Unlimited, Inc.
11711 N. Creek Pkwy S., Suite D113 Bothell, WA 98011-8804
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Nanosatellite to Standard Army Handheld Radio Communications System
Agency: DOD
Contract: W9113M-12-C-0053
Award Amount: $98,400.00
 

Abstract:

TUI proposes to develop two novel technologies that will enable pico-satellites in LEO to efficiently close the link with standard issue handheld radios on the ground. The first technology is a dual-band software-defined radio that will provide UHF SATCOM to soldiers on the ground and a unified S-band link for backhaul and spacecraft command and control. The second technology is a deployable antenna with a range-compensating radiation pattern designed to provide a uniform power density to the entire 60 degrees view of the Earth from a Nadir pointing LEO spacecraft. Together, these two component technologies will provide a high performance communications capability to the US Army"s dismounted soldiers.

Principal Investigator:

Tyrel Newton
Lead Avionics Engineer
(425) 486-0100
newton@tethers.com

Business Contact:

Robert Hoyt
CEO&Chief Scientist
(425) 486-0100
hoyt@tethers.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tethers Unlimited, Inc.
11711 N. Creek Pkwy S., Suite D113 Bothell, WA 98011

EIN/Tax ID: 911834561
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No