Missile Communication Alternatives and Trades

Period of Performance: 03/27/2006 - 09/27/2006


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Nova Engineering, Inc.
5 Circle Freeway Dr
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Principal Investigator


Nova and Harris propose to design a communication subsystem for the Carrier Vehicle (CV) of the Multiple Kill Vehicle (MKV) system. The design addresses both the short range (~50 km) exoatmospheric links to the miniature Kill Vehicles (KVs) as well as the long range (>1000 km) links to the ground based IFICS Data Terminals (IDTs). The Phase I work plan begins with gathering requirements for the CV communication subsystem, and then embarking on the top level design process. An integrated network management strategy will be analyzed and modeled to coordinate transmissions between the two communication networks. The top level design will be distilled into derived requirements for a prototype system to be built and demonstrated in Phase II.