Trident Systems to Develop Better RF Image Transfer for SOCOM

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V-RAMBO: A good partner? Small business qualifier Trident Systems Inc. of Fairfax, VA received a not to exceed $25 million Phase III, Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program contract for Topic SOCOM03-004. The objective of the topic is to further develop capabilities to develop radio frequency (RF) bridging equipment to move raw sensor data via legacy and emerging manned and unmanned RF communication nodes, correlating it, displaying it integral with command and control software while providing the needed sensor data directly to the front line. As DTIC’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/STTR – SITIS Archive notes… The SOCOM-004 SBIR Topic is intended to address the entire process by which a Tactical Special Forces (SF) Team transfers images and data. Currently, a SF A-Team can transmit low resolution still images. This is done with the use of an Image Capture Device, Laptop, Video Capture Card, Modem Card, Legacy Radio, Commercial Compression S/W, and associated cables. The focus of the SBIR is two fold: streamline this process while increasing capability. Streamlining the process includes user friendly software for receiving, editing, compressing and transmitting; and reducing the number of pieces of equipment and cabling (size and weight is always critical for the Tactical […]

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