Astrapi Corporation Pitches Spiral Modulation at Encountering Innovation 2020

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Astrapi was accepted to a private pitch meeting and then to present at the Virtual Showcase

Astrapi Corporation presented Spiral Modulation to a team of defense innovation scouts in a private 1:1 session on September 15. Encountering Innovation is a program of the Kansas Small Business Development Center. It provides innovators the opportunity to present and showcase their innovation to tech scouts and the public. In addition to many opportunities to connect with technology scouts, innovators and the public, Astrapi participated in several educational workshops throughout the week and attended the Encountering Innovation Week Poster Board Parade of Technologies.

Tech Scouts from the Department of Defense, Service Labs, academia, and various government agencies listened to pitches, examined poster board displays, discussed government needs, and engaged with innovators during lunches and evening networking events.

Dr. Jerrold Prothero, Astrapi CEO, stated, “We were very impressed with how the organizers and volunteers were able to pivot and execute the Pitch event and the Showcase virtually. The platform worked well and the training session was effective. And we were extremely pleased with the response to Astrapi’s Spiral Modulation from the defense innovation scouts in attendance. The assistance provided by the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center was instrumental to our success at this event.”

Spiral Modulation is a dual-use technology that addresses commercial satellite, backhaul, terrestrial wireless, and Internet-of-Things communication networks that are capacity and signal power constrained and susceptible to increasing interference with an added requirement to operate in harsh, contested environments. A derivative technology, Symbol Waveform Hopping, provides a unique Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) capability at the physical layer. Astrapi is supported by over $2.8 million in private investment, as well as significant funding from National Science Foundation Phase I and II SBIRs, an AFWERX Phase I SBIR, and Innovation Solutions Canada.

ABOUT Astrapi Corporation
Astrapi is the pioneer of Spiral Modulation, which opens an unexplored area for innovation at the core of telecommunications. Currently Astrapi has nine patents issued, with more pending and with international coverage. Based on a generalization of Euler’s formula, the foundational mathematics for telecom, Astrapi provides fundamentally new ways to optimize the use of spectrum. 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 the Kansas Small Business Development Center
At the Kansas Small Business Development Center, our trusted advisors are responsible for supporting and assisting small business owners to succeed within their businesses. The Kansas SBDC is part of America’s Small Business Development Center Network, the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States.

Since 1983, we’ve helped tens of thousands of businesses with a variety of services: access to capital, business plan development, and financial analysis, including cash flow projections and evaluations. We provide service through effective one-on-one advising at no cost to the business as well as low-cost, high-impact training, fee-based consulting, and responses to vital requests for resources and information.

ABOUT the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center.
The OKSBDC provides confidential, high quality, no cost entrepreneurial and small business management advising in order to help Oklahomans start and grow businesses. We are committed to growing Oklahoma’s economy one small business at a time. OKSBDC business advisors assist business owners and entrepreneurs in many areas relevant to starting and expanding their businesses including financial analysis, capital sources, industry research, international trade, market research, digital marketing and social media, management support, emergency preparedness, business survival planning, economic impact analysis, economic gardening, and geographic information systems.

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