Multi-Band Tactical Communications Payload
Navy SBIR FY2018.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2018.1
Topic No.: N181-090
Topic Title: Multi-Band Tactical Communications Payload
Proposal No.: N181-090-0233
Firm: Innoflight, Inc.
9985 Pacific Heights Blvd
Suite 250
San Diego, California 92121
Contact: Assi Friedman
Phone: (858) 638-1580
Web Site:
Abstract: Innoflight propose to design a modular tactical network payload architecture to take advantage of Non-Geosynchronous Satellite Orbit (NGSO) constellations such as: Iridium Next, OneWeb, SpaceX and Telesat LEO. Lower bandwidth solutions also exist, such as ORBCOMM, and GlobalStar. The payload architecture will support a wide range of waveforms using a high performance Software Defined Radio (SDR) and an on board library. Navy waveforms such as Link-16, Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) SATCOM waveforms/protocols could include the Integrated Waveform, Integrated Broadcast Service, or Common Interactive Broadcast (CIB). On the NGSO interface, Innoflight will design a modular interface that can support a wide variety of host buses, physical interfaces, and communications protocols. For this effort, Innoflight will implement the Link-16 waveform with network wide monitoring capability, selective monitoring capability, and message transmission capability.
Benefits: The proposed effort establishes a modular implementation approach for DoD/Govt payloads to many potential host spacecraft provided by commercial vendors. This will provide a framework for both sides to collaborate on integration of third party commercial and government payloads for a wide variety of applications.