Standard Telemedicine System Architecture (STSA) for Shipboard Use

Period of Performance: 12/15/1998 - 06/15/1999


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

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

Research Topics


The benefit of and need for Telemedicine in the Naval fleet has been clearly demonstrated by various studies done to date. However, practical implementation which provide an appropriate level of patient care without requiring dramatically more communications bandwidth than is available to the shipboard medical department have not existed, thus far. Here in this multiphase SBIR, ViaSat is proposing to design, build and test a system that can solve this problem. This system uses an innovative communications design to allow the use of commercial telemedicine components, but requires dramatically less shipboard bandwidth. Since this system is based on IP protocol, it will integrate seamlessly with present and planned shipboard and WAN systems. Because of its many advantages, this system has the capability to save time, money and lives.