JANUARY 2024 ANNOUNCEMENT
Augustus Aerospace is now part of Aeronix Technologies Group!
We are thrilled to announce we have been acquired by Aeronix Technologies Group (ATG) with headquarters in Melbourne, FL. ATG is a leading provider of high-speed data routing, storage, communications and SDR technology for the majority of America’s fighter and attack aircraft. ATG is well-positioned to support our transition from cutting edge R&D of ISR space systems to high-capacity production that meets and exceeds the demanding standards of space operations. As our customers take aim at acquiring proliferated space constellations, the ATG team of Aeronix, ITI, Systems Integration Plus (SIP) and now Augustus Aerospace are ready to ensure their mission success.
OUR COMPANY & HISTORY
Since January 2018 we have executed 16 separate programs as both a prime and as a subcontractor. Each program required sophisticated innovations for mission success in addition to supporting an aggressive delivery schedule. Despite that, we have completed each one of these 16 programs successfully, on time and on budget.
Some examples of our technical innovations include:
Space-Based Sparse Array Concept
Imagine an ESA kilometers across. We are currently developing the Critical Technical Elements (CTE to realize a space-based sparse array comprising up to dozens of daughter sats working in exquisite time, frequency and position synchronization with each other and a mother sat. CTE include: 1) novel beamforming algorithms that mitigate sparse array grating lobes, 2) antenna elements of unprecedented bandwidth and flexibility, 3) cutting edge intra-cluster communications system hardware and protocols, 4) remote time synchronization of better than 10-12 and our next generation SDR based on powerful RFSoC FPGAs.
Autonomous, bi-static radar for UAV detection
With the growing threat posed by UAVs, we are leveraging our high performance SDR and ESA technology to develop a mobile, multi-node, bi-static radar system capable of autonomously detecting and tracking UAVs with efficient false alarm suppression techniques. Through sophisticated adaptation of Cross Ambiguity Function (CAF) processing, we are able to detect faint radar returns to detect and fix the position of a UAV or multiple UAVs in the Field of Regard.
As a potential augmentation to GPS during outages or active jamming events, we have demonstrated the feasibility of using satellites in LEO carrying our SDR and transmitter systems to relay time and position information sufficient to accurately fix a ground location. In this work we precisely emulated the GPS L1 C/A waveform structure which included a modified Navigation Message with encoded vehicle ephemeris and time. The message was incorporated in an out-of-band transmission of the GPS signal and received, demodulated and decoded by our developmental ground system.
High Sensitivity GNSS Receiver
Most of our missions fly in LEO which is readily supported by GPS. But what if your mission requirements take you beyond MEO? This problem has been considered by NASA, JPL and various space agencies around the world. We have taken lessons learned from initial studies to develop a very high sensitivity GNSS Receiver and antenna system. This sophisticated DSP application will run on our powerful FPGA fabric in our SDR and will leverage other latent resources of the receiver. When complete, we hope to integrate the 1pps and navigation function within the SDR.