Test of COTS Satellite Communications Systems

The objectives of this research project are to: (1) test of Satellite Communications Systems on-board Suborbital Platforms to provide low-cost data communications for Research Payloads, Payload Operators, and Space Vehicle Operators, and government agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The satellite systems to be tested include, but are not limited to, Iridium, Globalstar, and Inmarsat; and (2) develop payloads, processing processes and facilities for university and government payloads in collaboration with New Mexico State University.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Center of Excellence, CoE


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Davidian, Ken

  • Performing Organizations:

    New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

    Las Cruces, NM  United States  88003
  • Principal Investigators:

    Barnett, Brian

  • Start Date: 20140601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20150531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01575518
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 10-C-CST-NMSU
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 3 2015 10:08AM