High Bandwidth, Compact, Wireless, Millimeter Wave Intra-Missile Datalink

Period of Performance: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014

$1.05MM

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Technology Service Corp.
962 Wayne Avenue Array
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Many missile systems use gimbaled sensor platforms for target detection and tracking. These sensors commonly have a significant number of cables to transfer their data to processing electronics elsewhere in the missile body. These cables not only add integration complexity and take up significant volume in the missiles, but can also impede the movement of the gimbal. A promising solution to this problem is to replace cabling with a wireless datalink. TSC is partnered with industry leaders in missile integration, missile fielding, military communications system development and commercialization expertise. The complementary expertise of the TSC team is ideally suited to produce a viable solution for a 60Ghz datalink as a replacement for the data cables and other applications both military and commercial.