. 24/7 Space News .
RBC Signals awarded SBIR Phase I contract by US Air Force
by Staff Writers
Seattle WA (SPX) Jun 18, 2019


RBC Signals, the multi-national provider of flexible and cost-effective space communication services, reports it is the recipient of a U.S. Air Force (USAF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I award.

Awarded under the topic "Commercial Solutions for Innovative Space Data Analytics", the RBC Signals award is managed out of the Space Vehicles Directorate of the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL). It provides funding for multi-mission intelligent edge computing infrastructure in ground stations within the RBC Signals global network.

According to the Air Force, "The AFRL and AFWERX (a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities and foster an Air Force culture of innovation), have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research process in an attempt to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of potential applicants and decrease bureaucratic overhead.

Beginning in SBIR 18.2, and now in 19.1, the Air Force has begun offering 'Special' SBIR topics that are faster, leaner and open to a broader range of innovations."

RBC Signals provides space communication infrastructure as a service to low earth orbit (LEO), medium earth orbit (MEO) and geostationary orbit (GEO) satellite operators. RBC Signals offers unique access to a global network of over 65 antennas in over 40 locations supporting all major frequency bands.

The company's unique service model enables satellite operators to reduce latency, increase data download capacity, and improve the resiliency of their satellite communications.

"Data traffic from DoD space assets is anticipated to grow exponentially over the next decade," says Christopher Richins, founder and CEO of RBC Signals. "Scaling communication infrastructure to meet this demand securely and efficiently is a real challenge. Our model provides a solution for this."

RBC Signals combines intelligent edge innovation and cloud computing capabilities with its ground station assets strategically located across the globe. This enables the USAF to securely process its space-generated data and leverage advanced applications for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the ground station.

"RBC Signals' model provides the U.S. Air Force with the advantage of processing space-based data at the point of reception globally, improving resiliency and speed of delivering information to the warfighter," adds Richins.

Related Links
RBC Signals
The latest information about the Commercial Satellite Industry

Thanks for being there;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5+ Billed Monthly

paypal only
SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once

credit card or paypal

Luxembourg Space Agency approves EUR 1 million grant to Kleos Space
Luxembourg (SPX) Jun 17, 2019
Kleos Space reports that the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) has approved an additional EUR euro 1,000,000 financial grant (non-equity) support for data product development. Currently, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is home to approximately 50 space companies and research labs. The space sector's contribution to the nation's GDP is among the highest ratios in Europe. The country's expertise in international finance and dedicated funding resources fosters the sustainable and ongoing development ... read more

Comment using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

NASA Invests $45M in US Small Businesses for Space Tech Development

With lions, elephants, Airbnb goes all-in on adventure tours

Science suffers collateral damage as US, China tensions rise

NASA renames street for 'hidden' black women mathematicians

Swedish Space Corporation to introduce a new service for easy access to space

European reusable launch systems for more sustainability in spaceflight

Arianespace and ESA announce launch contract for JUICE mission

Air Force tests hypersonic weapon aboard B-52 for first time

Meteors explain Mars' cloud cover

The Mast is raised for NASA's Mars 2020 rover

Robotic arm will raise the support structure and help the Mole hammer

Mars Helicopter Testing Enters Final Phase

Luokung and Land Space to develop control system for space and ground assets

Yaogan-33 launch fails in north China, Possible debris recovered in Laos

China develops new-generation rockets for upcoming missions

China's satellite navigation industry sees rapid development

Apollo-era tech built foundation, but private industry now leads space innovation

Israeli space tech firm hiSky expands to the UK

Luxembourg Space Agency approves EUR 1 million grant to Kleos Space

Newtec collaborates with QinetiQ, marking move into space sector

Benefits of 3-D Woven Composite Fabrics

Supermicro high-performance systems support major scientific discovery and exploration even to distant galaxies

A new manufacturing process for aluminum alloys

Materials informatics reveals new class of super-hard alloys

View of the Earth in front of the Sun

Most Comprehensive Search for Radio Technosignatures

Two Earth-like Planets Discovered Near Teegarden's Star

The formative years: giant planets vs. brown dwarfs

Table salt compound spotted on Europa

On Pluto the Winter is approaching, and the atmosphere is vanishing into frost

Neptune's moon Triton fosters rare icy union

Juno Finds Changes in Jupiter's Magnetic Field

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2024 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Statement Our advertisers use various cookies and the like to deliver the best ad banner available at one time. All network advertising suppliers have GDPR policies (Legitimate Interest) that conform with EU regulations for data collection. By using our websites you consent to cookie based advertising. If you do not agree with this then you must stop using the websites from May 25, 2018. Privacy Statement. Additional information can be found here at About Us.