"Our analysis has demonstrated that the development of a Spiral Modulation-based BLOS radio is not only achievable, but will significantly enhance BLOS communications over existing technology. The analysis also indicates the promise of Spiral Modulation in other forms of radio transmission.” - Col (
DALLAS (PRWEB) December 17, 2020
Astrapi Corporation is pleased to announce the successful execution of a Strategic Alliance with Space Strategies Consulting, LLC (SSCL), located in Kanata, Ontario, Canada. This Alliance extends and broadens the relationship initially developed through a project funded by Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) that developed a proof-of-concept system for Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) applications leveraging Spiral Modulation under an Astrapi license. Astrapi’s Spiral Modulation provides a structured way to dramatically increase spectral efficiency by exploiting the capabilities of a continuously-varying spectrum. This innovative solution addresses critical problems in telecommunications, including greatly increasing data throughput, efficient bandwidth usage, reduced signal power requirements, improved interference rejection, and lower latency.
Under the Strategic Alliance, Astrapi and SSCL will work together to identify and exploit opportunities to commercialize Spiral Modulation.
“It has been a real pleasure to work with the SSCL team, and we now look forward to demonstrating broader capabilities across multiple opportunities,” said Dr. Jerrold Prothero, Astrapi Founder and CEO. “Clearly, we are excited to expand the relationship and accelerate development. SSCL has deep domain dual-use SATCOM expertise.”
Astrapi has demonstrated a 2-4dB improvement in signal power (Eb/No) vs. bit error rate (BER) performance using Spiral Modulation compared to traditional signal modulation. This translates into very significant advantages in constrained and economically important markets. Astrapi has now migrated demonstration capability into the state-of-the-art Xilinx UltraScale+ RFSoC Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform.
Critical and limiting problems for any satellite communication system are signal interference and environmental conditions in the atmosphere which degrade performance. These constraints are particularly acute in congested or contested environments subjected to interference and intentional jamming.
“We are quite excited to expand the relationship with Astrapi and explore other applications to exploit Spiral Modulation forms of radio transmission such as satellite, terrestrial microwave and Wi-Fi”, stated Colonel (Ret) Andre Dupuis, Space Strategies Consulting Ltd. President and CEO, and former Director General Space for the Canadian Armed Forces.
ABOUT Astrapi Corporation
Astrapi is the pioneer of spiral-based signal modulation, which opens an unexplored area for innovation at the core of telecommunications. Based on a generalization of Euler’s formula, the foundational mathematics for telecom, Astrapi provides fundamentally new ways to design the symbol waveforms used to encode digital transmissions. By applying new mathematics to signal modulation, Astrapi is able to improve the trade-off between the four fundamental parameters in telecommunications: bandwidth, signal power, data throughput, and error rate. The resulting efficiency translates into higher spectral performance with more bits available at a lower cost.
ABOUT Space Strategies Consulting, Ltd.
SSCL’s team of highly qualified Space Professionals brings their clients a deep understanding of the complexities of space operations across the entire spectrum of users from Commercial, Civil and National Security stakeholders. SSCL’s in-depth knowledge of user requirements brings together space capability providers with operational users. Mission Areas include: Policy, Planning and Strategy Development, Space Mission Design, Space Sciences and Exploration, Government Contracting, Earth Observation and, Remote Sensing, Surveillance of Space, Satellite Communications, Training and Professional Development, and Exercise and Wargame Design, Development and Execution. http://www.sscl.solutions