Lightweight Portable Tactical Weather Terminal

Period of Performance: 06/01/1998 - 06/01/2000

$2.09MM

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Viasat, Inc.
2290 Cosmos Court
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

Specify, design and perform functional prototype demonstrations of a lightweight, portable, Tiny Tactical Terminal (T3). The proposed work utilizes innovative FLAPS antenna technology and miniaturized digital receivers in a simplified satellite earth station architecture to significantly reduce size and weight of the T3, resulting in a weight of about 100 pounds, or approximately one tenth the weight of the enhanced STT.ViaSat and Malibu Research Associates will jointly apply our commplementary skills to the development of the T3.