Rapidly Integrated Tactical Communications Payload
Navy SBIR FY2018.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2018.1
Topic No.: N181-090
Topic Title: Rapidly Integrated Tactical Communications Payload
Proposal No.: N181-090-0612
Firm: Vulcan Wireless Inc.
2218 Faraday Ave.
Suite 110
Carlsbad, California 92008
Contact: Kevin Lynaugh
Phone: (760) 602-0606
Web Site: http://www.vulcanwireless.com
Abstract: Diverse communication paths are needed to connect Military Operations Centers (MOC) to tactical radios in the field without requiring modifications to the radios on ships, airplanes, and other platforms. We propose a communications payload, hosted on a LEO satellite, that has a wide-band deployable antenna. This combination consists of our solution to provide a Rapid Integration Tactical Communications Payload (RITCP). The communications payload can communicate with existing and future tactical radios and pass HAIPE encrypted data to the host commercial SATCOM system to be relayed to the appropriate MOC where it can be decrypted, and an encrypted response be sent back through the HAIPE encrypted commercial SATCOM system and then back through the Vulcan NSR SDR to the appropriate tactical radio. There are a wide range of waveforms are possible for the NSR system to host. For example; MIL-STD-188-181B, MIL-STD-188-165A, Link-22, Link-16, Adaptive Networking Wide bandwidth Waveform (ANW2), Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW), P25 (Project 25), Protected Tactical Waveform (PTW), Solder Radio Waveform (SRW) and Common Data Link (CDL).
Benefits: Our commercialization strategy is to create an RITCP product. This product should be deployable on a number of satellite constellations without hardware alterations. Different waveforms can be uploaded as software upgrades. Depending upon how the crypto is configured the RITCP can be used for US or Nato Allies. RITCP also has non-military potential when used with commercial-grade encryption. RITCP can be used as a method to support legacy communications on new communication system designs.