Robust Communications Relay with Distributed Airborne Reliable Wide-Area Interoperable Network (DARWIN) for Manned-Unmanned Teaming in a Spectrum Denied Environment
Navy SBIR FY2018.1


Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2018.1
Topic No.: N181-007
Topic Title: Robust Communications Relay with Distributed Airborne Reliable Wide-Area Interoperable Network (DARWIN) for Manned-Unmanned Teaming in a Spectrum Denied Environment
Proposal No.: N181-007-0641
Firm: MaXentric Technologies LLC
2071 Lemoine Avenue Suite 302
Fort Lee, New Jersey 7024
Contact: Brian Choi
Phone: (347) 738-3670
Web Site: http://www.maxentric.com
Abstract: MaXentric is proposing to develop, design, simulate, fabricate and test a fully integrated and flyable DARWIN based pod. The proposed HW and SW architecture is constructed around a proven and tested HW/SW concepts paired with a proven w-band based steerable antenna technology that allows for a highly directional full duplex backhaul links with throughputs up to 1000 Mbps (at W-band) connecting 2 or more airborne platforms. Our solution consists of multi-channel full duplex 1 Gb/s modem card (with adaptable rates), a multi-channel full frequency duplex w-band RF front-end (RFE) transceiver and a unique and innovative steerable antenna with an integrated antenna controller. The proposed architecture has a unique SWaP attributes that makes it especially attractive for use in Group 2 & 3 UAVs. The solution also uses a digital mono-pulse scheme to allow accurate and effective tracking required for deployment on highly maneuverable airborne platforms. Our solution is also uniquely positioned to be transitioned to Ku-band designs.
Benefits: In addition to many DoD applications, the proposed platform has the potential for NASA/DARPA & Private Space Sector Small Satellite Communications & CubeSat, Terrestrial Cellular Backhaul and ?~Last Mile?T Telecommunications and Cellular 5G Base Station backhual applications.

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