Small Satellite Transceiver for Launch Vehicles

Period of Performance: 01/01/2008 - 12/31/2008

$595K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

NAL Research Corporation
9300 West Courthouse Road, Suite 102
Manassas, VA 20110
Principal Investigator

Abstract

NAL Research Corporation proposes to develop a small, light-weight, low-cost transceivers capable of establishing satellite communications links for telemetry and control during the launch and ascent stages of flight. The proposed transceiver will offer continuous and truly global coverage. When data are sent from a launch vehicle, the signals are received immediately by one of the LEO satellites and relayed in real-time to command and control center via either Public Switched Telephone Network/Public Data Networks (PSTN/PDN), directly to another transceiver, through the Internet or through a direct IP address. The entire process can take a fraction of a second. This will provide electronic global access to airborne vehicles from any place.