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.: N181-090-0056
Firm: Space Micro Inc.
10237 Flanders Court
San Diego, California 92121
Contact: David Strobel
Phone: (858) 332-0700
Web Site: http://www.spacemicro.com/
Abstract: Space Micro will develop a novel tactical communications payload for small commercial satellites that enables communications with tactical users without the need for new radio terminals or modifications on ships, aircraft, or other platforms.
Benefits: The benefit will be dramatically increased communications with the warfighter. No new radio terminals will be required. The initial insertion would be Navy MUOS follow-on. Virtually any DoD spacecraft systems using hosted payloads would also be potential users. The technologies developed under this topic can be applied to a variety of commercial SmallSat missions that are currently in design and development. A number of commercial space firms have stated plans or already begun to develop large communications satellite missions in LEO.