NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 Z8.02-9171
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Small Spacecraft Communication Systems
PROPOSAL TITLE: Compact Multi-Protocol Modem

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Innoflight, Inc.
9985 Pacific Heights Boulevard, Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92121 - 4712
(858) 638-1580

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Assi Friedman
afriedman@innoflight.com
9985 Pacific Heights Boulevard, Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92121 - 4712
(858) 638-1580 Extension :163

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
David Andaleon
dandaleon@innoflight.com
9985 Pacific Heights Boulevard, Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92121 - 4712
(858) 638-1580 Extension :160

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 3

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Small Spacecraft Communication Systems is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
At present, CubeSat and many SmallSat radios are not compatible with CCSDS waveforms - these are the dominant waveforms used by NASA ground stations and international partners. Furthermore, none of the current CubeSat radios have ranging capabilities. With CubeSats being considered for a wide range of missions outside the realm of LEO (Low Earth Orbit) - compatibility with CCSDS waveforms is ultra-important and ranging capability is critical.

Innoflight proposes to adopt CCSDS waveform and ranging capabilities that are compatible with NASA's NEN (Near Earth Network), DSN (Deep Space Network), and SN (Space Network) into the single-board CubeSat form factor IF-SDR platform. In addition to waveform adoption - we propose to design on the fly re-configurability of waveforms to support switching between different ground stations and different mission phases. At the end of the Phase II, we will commercialize the most flexible and capable CubeSat radio on the market.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
NASA has been looking at approaches to perform meaningful science using small and low cost missions. SmallSat and CubeSat missions are very limited in the selection of high performance radios. In the last decade, it has become obvious that the need to downlink science data products from spacecraft has far exceeded the capability of currently available technology to deliver. This effort will provide a whole new class of radio systems for these missions.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The DoD and the commercial sector are the primary non-NASA customers. The DoD has been investing in Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) with a focus on tactical missions with a 2 year lifetime and very fast build cycles. The commercial market has been investing in numerous spacecraft in smaller sizes (e.g., OneWeb) with a focus on income generation from satellite generated data products. In the last decade, it has become obvious that the need to downlink data products from spacecraft has far exceeded the capability of currently available technology to deliver.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Architecture/Framework/Protocols
Transmitters/Receivers

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